Mölnlycke® Mepilex®Ag Dressing

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Mepilex® Ag is our versatile antimicrobial foam dressing – for when you need an antimicrobial action to reduce bioburden in the wound. It’s designed for low to medium exuding burns and wounds. So you can use it to treat leg and foot ulcers, pressure ulcers, and partial thickness burns.


This silver foam dressing can inactivate wound relevant pathogens (bacteria and fungi) within 30 minutes, as shown in vitro. An international consensus has concluded that an antimicrobial action is indicated to help reduce bioburden in infected wounds. And acts as an antimicrobial barrier in wounds at high risk of infection or re-infection.

Mepilex Ag adheres gently with Safetac® – the original less-pain contact layer with silicone adhesion. So your patients experience less pain during dressing changes

  • Less painful dressing changes
  • Rapid and sustained antimicrobial activity
  • Clinically proven in comparative studies to improve healing time in partial-thickness burn patients
  • Clinically proven to reduce cost in partial-thickness burn patient
  • Clinically proven to reduce pain and anxiety in partial-thickness burn patients

When to use Mepilex Ag

You can use Mepilex Ag to manage low to moderately exuding wounds, such as leg and foot ulcers, pressure ulcers, and partial thickness burns. And it can be used under compression bandaging. Mepilex Ag may be used on infected wounds as part of a treatment regimen under the supervision of qualified health care professionals. 

How to use Mepilex Ag

Watch how you easily apply our all-in-one Mepilex Ag dressing. Start by cleaning the wound prior to applying the dressing. For best result, Mepilex Ag should overlap the dry surrounding skin by at least 1-2 cm for the smaller sizes (sizes up to 12.5x12.5 cm) and 5 cm for the larger sizes in order to protect the surrounding skin from maceration and excoriation and fixate the dressing securely. Try Tubifast® when you need a fixation.

NB: For full instructions for use, see the packaging leaflet.




How To Apply Mepilex Ag

Step 1 Step 2 Step 3
Clean the wound area.
remove the release film.
Mepilex Ag should overlap the wound bed by at least 2 cm onto the surrounding skin. Apply the adherent side to the wound. Do not stretch. When necessary, secure Mepilex Ag with a bandage or other fixation.


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