Mepilex Ag Silver Foam Dressing

Mepilex Ag Silver Foam Dressing




Mepilex Ag is a soft and highly conformable anti microbial foam dressing that absorbs  low to moderate exudate and maintains a moist wound environment. The antimicrobial action reduces bioburden in the wound by inactivating wound relevant pathogens within 30 minutes with a sustained effect for up to 7 days. 

How does it work?
The Mepilex Ag is impregnated with silver sulphate ions in a polyurethane foam layer which are activated when coming in contact with exudate. The silver sulphate ions bind to the cell wall proteins causing them to rupture. The silver sulphate ions may also bind to bacterial enzymes and cell DNA, inhibiting them to function normally. The ions will divide throughout the wound fluid until it reaches equilibrium, thus sustaining it's antimicrobial effect in the wound dressing and in the wound.

Reduced pain and damage
All Mepilex Ag dressings seek to reduce trauma caused by dressing changes. This is made possible by Molnlycke's proven Safetac® soft silicone wound contact layer. Safetac is the original less-pain contact layer with silicone adhesion. Designed to mold softly to skin without sticking to the moist wound – so you can remove it easily without damaging the skin. That means less pain for your patients. Safetac also protects new tissue and intact skin – so wounds remain undisturbed, to support faster natural healing. Plus it seals the wound margins to protect skin from damaging leaks and maceration.


  • Effective and sustained release of silver provides rapid antimicrobial effect within 30 minutes
  • Sustained antimicrobial effect for up to 7 days
  • Minimises pain and trauma at dressing changes
  • May be cut to suit various wound shapes and difficult-to-dress locations
  • Effective under compression bandages
  • May be adjusted without losing its adherent properties
  • Low potential for skin irritation and allergy
  • Breathable, shower-proof, bacteria and viral barrier

Areas of Use

  • Leg and foot ulcers
  • Moderately exuding wounds
  • Pressure injuries
  • Under compression
  • Partial thickness burns


  1. Do not use on patients with a known sensitivity to silver.
  2. Do not use Mepilex® Border Ag during radiation treatment or examinations, e.g. X-ray, ultrasound or diathermy
  3. Do not use Mepilex® Border Ag together with oxidising agents, such as hypochlorite solutions or hydrogen peroxide.


      Returns Policy

      There is a 30 day return on any faulty products. To be eligible you must return items at your cost. We guarantee that any product found to be faulty supplied by us, will be accepted for return and we will refund all costs associated with the returned item. Statutory Warranties and conditions of Sale apply in Australia under consumer law for all products supplied by Australian Companies.
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