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Author: Andrew Heenan RGN RMN BA(Hons)

This article includes a selection of Hydrogel dressings included in the Drug Tariff [1]. Proprietary names are included for convenience.

Hydrogel Dressings

For dry sloughy or necrotic wounds; lightly exuding or granulating wounds. These dressings are not suitable for infected or heavily exuding wounds. A secondary dressing will be required, which should be appropriate for the wound.

Product

Weight

Price

ActivHeal

15g 

1.39

Aquaform Hydrogel8g £1.61
15g  £1.96
Askina Gel
15g £1.92

Cutimed Gel

8g 

1.58

15g 

1.92

25g 

2.83

Flamozil Hydrocolloid Gel 50g  £6.45
Flexigran Gel15g £1.90
Granugel Hydrocolloid Gel15g  £2.19
Hyiodine see  Impregnated dressings
IntraSite Gel8g £1.70
15g  £2.28
25g £3.38
Iodoflex Paste
Iodosorb Ointment
Iodosorb Powder
Nu-Gel15g  £2.09
Octenilin Wound Gel 20ml £4.78
Prontosan Wound Gel30ml £6.12
Purilon Gel8g £1.64
15g  £2.14

 

Hydrogel Sheet With Adhesive Border

Product

Shape

Size

Price

Hydrosorb ComfortSquare12.5cm x 12.5cm 3.40
Rectangular4.5cm x 6.5cm 1.76
7.5cm x 10cm 2.33
Mesitran BorderSquare10cm x 10cm 2.66
 15cm x 15cm 4.70
Sacral15cm x 13cm 4.50

Hydrogel Sheet Without Adhesive Border

Product

Shape

Size

Price

ActiFormCool

Square10cm x 10cm 2.49

20cm x 20cm 

£7.51

Rectangular

5cm x 6.5cm 

1.70

10cm x 15cm  3.58
AquafloDiscs7.5cm Diameter 2.55
12cm Diameter 5.26
CoolieDisc7cm Diameter 1.96
Cutimed Sorbact Gel Square 7.5cm x 7.5cm £2.49
Rectangular 7.5cm x 15cm £4.20
Gel FXSquare10cm x 10cm 1.60
15cm x 15cm 3.20
GelipermSquare10cm x 10cm  2.48
HydrosorbSquare10cm x 10cm  2.12
20cm x 20cm  6.37
Rectangular5cm x 7.5cm 1.49
IntraSite Conformable10cm x 10cm7.5g £1.70
10cm x 20cm15g £2.30
10cm x 40cm30g £4.10
MesitranSquare10cm x 10cm  2.55
Rectangular10cm x 17.5cm  4.60
15cm x 20cm  5.31
Mesitran MeshSquare10cm x 10cm  2.45
NovogelSquare10cm x 10cm 3.07
30cm x 30cm x 0.15cm12.27
30cm x 30cm x 0.30cm13.00
Rectangular5cm x 7.5cm1.95
15cm x 20cm 5.86
20cm x 40cm11.16
Circular7.5cm diameter2.79
VacunetSquare £1.93
Rectangular £2.86

References

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

Article Updated: June 2011

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