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Author: Andrew Heenan RGN RMN BA(Hons)

This article includes all the alginate dressings included in the Drug Tariff [1]. Proprietary names are included for convenience; Prices for individual sterile-packed items.

Alginate Dressing

For medium to heavily exuding wounds. These dressings are not ideal for infected wounds, and should not be used on dry wounds, or those covered with dry necrotic tissue.

Product

Size

Price

ActivHeal Alginate

5cm x 5cm 

58p

10cm x 10cm 

113p

10cm x 20cm 

278p

Algisite Ag

see silvered dressings

Algisite M 

5cm x 5cm 

87p

10cm x 10cm 

180p

15cm x 20cm 

484p

Algivon 

5cm x 5cm 

213p

10cm x 10cm 

359p

Algosteril 

5cm x 5cm 

87p

10cm x 10cm 

198p

10cm x 20cm 

334p

Curasorb 

5cm x 5cm 

70p

10cm x 10cm 

149p

10cm x 14cm 

241p

10cm x 20cm 

293p

15cm x 25cm 

515p

30cm x 61cm 

2703p

Curasorb Plus 

10cm x 10cm 

204p

Curasorb Zn 

5cm x 5cm 

80p

10cm x 10cm 

168p

10cm x 20cm 

330p

Kaltostat 

5cm x 5cm 

90p

7.5cm x 12cm 

196p

10cm x 20cm 

384p

15cm x 25cm 

661p

Medihoney Gel Sheet

5cm x 5cm 

175p

10cm x 10cm 

420p

Melgisorb 

5cm x 5cm 

86p

10cm x 10cm 

179p

10cm x 20cm 

336p

Melgisorb Ag

see silvered dressings

SeaSorb Ag

see silvered dressings

Sorbalgon 

5cm x 5cm 

77p

10cm x 10cm 

162p

Sorbsan Flat

5cm x 5cm 

80p

10cm x 10cm 

168p

10cm x 20cm 

315p

Sorbsan Silver Flat

see silvered dressings

Suprasorb A 

5cm x 5cm 

58p

10cm x 10cm 

114p

Suprasorb A + Ag see silvered dressings

Tegaderm Alginate 

5cm x 5cm 

78p

10cm x 10cm 

164p

Tegaderm Alginate Ag see silvered dressings

Trionic 

5cm x 10cm 

119p

10cm x 15cm 

268p

10cm x 20cm 

332p

Alginate Dressing with Absorbent Backing

For medium to heavily exuding wounds

Product

Size

Contact Pad

Border

Price

Sorbsan Plus 

7.5cm x 10cm 

 

 

£1.70

10cm x 15cm 

 

 

£3.01

10cm x 20cm 

 

 

£3.84

15cm x 20cm 

 

 

£5.33

Sorbsan Plus SA
(adhesive border) 

11.5cm x 14cm 

7.5cm x 10cm 

2cm 

£2.97

14cm x 19cm 

10cm x 15cm 

2cm 

£4.33

14cm x 24cm 

10cm x 20cm 

2cm 

£5.23

19cm x 24cm 

15cm x 20cm 

2cm 

£6.56

Sorbsan Silver Plus see silvered dressings
Sorbsan Silver Plus SA / adhesive border

Alginate Containing Hydrocolloid Dressing

For medium to heavily exuding wounds.

Product: SeaSorb Soft Urgosorb Pad Urgosorb Silver
5 x 5cm 91p 83p see
silvered
dressings
10 x 10cm 218p 199p
15 x 15cm 413p  

 10 x 20cm

 

364p

See also: Alginate Dressings with Silver, Alginate Cavity Dressings, Hydrocolloid Dressings

References

1. Prescription Pricing Authority, Department of Health. Drug Tariff. London: The Stationery Office, June 2011.

Article Updated: June 2011

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