Iodosorb is a cadexomer powder or ointment with iodine suitable for the treatment of infected exuding wounds. Iodosorb's antimicrobial and desloughing properties make it highly effective at treating infection and healing heavily exuding wounds. Available as Ointment or Powder.
It is used for the treatment of chronic exuding wounds such as leg ulcers, pressure ulcers and diabetic ulcers, particularly when infection is present or suspected.
Contains iodine it should not be used in patients with known or suspected iodine sensitivity.
Usage is also contraindicated in patients with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis and in the case of non-toxic nodular goitre.Iodine is absorbed systemically and patients with severely impaired renal function or with a past history of any thyroid disorder are more susceptible to alteration in thyroid metabolism with chronic Iodosorb Ointment therapy.