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Iodosorb* Mode of action

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Iodosorb Cadexomer Matrix with Iodine



0.9% Iodine immobilised in cadexomer is slowly released from the cadexomer to an iodine free environment in the presence of exudate (the wound)


The Iodine (I 2) will move across a concentration gradient until an equilibrium is established between Iodosorb and the wound bed.


Once in the wound bed, the I 2 will convert to I- as it kills micro-organisms. When all the I 2 has been converted to I- there will be a noticeable colour change which will indicate that it is time to change Iodosorb.