Cutimed® Alginate
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Calcium sodium alginate dressing

A calcium sodium alginate (80% calcium and 20% sodium) made out of natural seaweed. The alginate component enables the dressing to absorb up to 20 times its own weight in exudate. *


  • Moderate to heavily exuding wounds
  • Shallow and cavity wounds
  • Venous, arterial, pressure and diabetic foot ulcers
  • Donor sites
  • Abrasions and lacerations
  • Superficial and partial thickness burns

We recommend Hypafix® Transparent and Leukomed® T as secondary dressings.

*Data on file

  • Facilitates moist wound healing by maintaining a moist environment
  • Haemostatic properties due to the release of calcium ions when in contact with exudate
  • Reduces the risk of maceration due to high levels of absorbency

Mode of action

  • The exchange of calcium ions (within the dressing) with sodium ions (in exudate) transforms the alginate into a moist gel
CodeSizePack QtyNHS SC Code
72634-005cm x 5cm1 x 10Welsh Health Supplies ELA039
72634-0110cm x 10cm1 x 10Welsh Health Supplies ELA042
72634-0210cm x 20cm1 x 10Welsh Health Supplies ELA045
72634-032.5cm x 30cm1 x 5Welsh Health Supplies ELA048