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IODOFLEX Iodine Paste Pad Dressing (Smith & Nephew)


IODOFLEX removes barriers to healing by its dual action antimicrobial and desloughing properties. The broad spectrum antimicrobial action is provided by the sustained release of iodine and the desloughing action is provided by the unique cadexomer matrix.

By effectively removing the barriers of bacteria, slough and debris and excess exudate, IODOFLEX is effective for the treatment of infection in chronic exuding wounds.


  • Provides sustained antimicrobial activity
  • Effective against a broad spectrum of bacteria
  • Removes loose slough and debris to clean the wound bed
  • Has high absorption capacity to absorb exudate
  • Creates a moist wound environment


  • Clinically proven to treat infection
  • Effective deslougher
  • High absorbency
  • Wide range of high level clinical support
  • Versatile range
  • Changes colour as iodine is released
  • Encourages wound healing

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  • Changes colour: to indicate when dressing change is needed
  • Simple and easy to apply and remove
  • Biodegradable
  • Range of sizes: aids dressing selection


  • There is a potential risk of interaction with lithium, resulting in an increased possibility of hypothyroidism
  • Do not use IODOFLEX concomitantly with mercurial antiseptics and taurolidine


  • The contents of the sachet/tube should be used on one patient only
  • Do not use IODOFLEX in the vicinity of the eyes, ears, nose or mouth
  • The product is for external use only
  • IODOFLEX may cause transient smarting especially in the first hour after treatment. This is a sign that the product is beginning to clean the wound. Occasionally, IODOFLEX may cause the skin around the wound edges to swell or redden. This will usually pass.
  • Contact with the skin around the wound edges/intact skin should be minimised
  • It is possible for an adherent crust to form if the IODOFLEX is allowed to dry out
  • A single application of IODOFLEX should not exceed 50g and not more than 150g in one week
  • The duration of treatment should not exceed 3 months and allow a one week break before re-starting treatment to enable excretion of iodine


  • Do not use on dry necrotic tissue or on patients with a know sensitivity to any of its ingredients
  • Do not use on children, pregnant or lactating women or people with thyroid disorders or renal impairment