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Cadexomer Iodine Pads with Iodine



IODOFLEX  Pads are sterile antimicrobial dressing formulations made of Cadexomer Iodine. When applied to the wound, they absorb fluids, removing exudate, pus and debris and forming a gel over the wound surface. As they absorb, iodine is released, killing bacteria and changing color.


A 3-in-1 mode of action kills bacteria, manages exudate, and debrides the wound bed.


  • Helps Promote Wound Healing
    Effective antimicrobial.
    Exudate and debris are removed effectively.
    A change in color (white) indicates when IODOFLEX should be changed.
    Gel formed over the wound promotes moist healing.
    Accelerated healing rates can lead to earlier patient discharges.
  • Fewer Dressing Changes
    IODOFLEX Pads contain Cadexomer iodine which can absorb up to 6 times its weight in fluid.
    Range of sizes to suit most wound sizes.
  • Patient comfort
    IODOFLEX Pads treat infection, associated pain is reduced which can improve quality of life.
    IODOFLEX is non-adhesive which can reduce trauma at dressing changes and encourage patient compliance.



IODOFLEX Pads - For use in treating wet ulcers and wounds such as venous stasis ulcers, pressure sores, diabetic foot ulcers, and infected traumatic and surgical wounds.

Contraindications / Precautions

  • IODOFLEX is contraindicated in:
    - patients with known or suspected iodine sensitivity
    - Hashimoto's thyroiditis
    - non-toxic nodular goitre
    - children
  • IODOFLEX should not be used:
    - by pregnant or lactating women

Special Warnings and Precautions for Use: 
Iodine may be absorbed systemically, especially when large wounds are treated. Patients with severely impaired renal function or a past history of any thyroid disorder are more susceptible to alterations in thyroid metabolism with chronic IODOFLEX therapy. In endemic goitre, there have been isolated reports of hyperthyroidism associated with exogenous idoine. It has been observed occasionally that an adherent crust can form when IODOFLEX  is not changed with sufficient frequency.

Ordering Codes

Catalog# Size Units
6602133005 5g (1 1/2" x 2 3/8") 5 sachets
6602134010 10g (2 1/8" x 3") 3 sachets

Instructions for Use

Step 1 – Application

  • Clean the wound and the surrounding area with either a gentle stream of sterile water or saline. DO NOT DRY the wound surface.
  • Remove the carrier gauze on both sides of the paste using aseptic technique.
  • Apply IODOFLEX to the wound surface. Apply compression bandaging when appropriate. Any remaining IODOFLEX should be discarded.

Step 2 – Changing

  • IODOFLEX should be changed when it has become saturated with wound fluid, indicated by loss of colour, usually two to three times a week. If the wound is discharging heavily, daily changes may be needed.
  • If necessary, soak the dressing for a few minutes.
  • Gently remove the IODOFLEX using a stream of sterile water or saline.
  • Gently blot any excess fluid, leaving the wound surface slightly moist, before re-applying IODOFLEX.

Step 3 –After Using IODOFLEX

  • IODOFLEX may cause smarting especially in the first hour after treatment. Occasionally, IODOFLEX may cause the skin around the wound edges to redden. If the symptoms persist, or you experience other symptoms, please contact your doctor or nurse.

Significant evidence at the highest level

Conclusions from the Cochrane Review of antiseptics and antibiotics for venous leg ulcers

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