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ALLEVYN Non-Adhesive

About ALLEVYN Non-Adhesive

Non-adhesive, absorbent foam dressing

ALLEVYN Non-Adhesive Foam Dressings feature an absorbent triple-layer construction for a wide range of wounds with moderate levels of fluid. Easy to apply and remove, they can be cut to size and conform to awkward parts of the body (such as knees or elbows) under compression or retention bandages.1-9

  • Suitable for fragile skin1,3-5
  • Holds wound fluid even when compressed6,7
  • Breathable top layer provides a bacterial barrier for up to 7 days4,10,11

ALLEVYN Non-Adhesive is ideal for: using beneath a retention or compression bandage on surgical wounds or minor burns.

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Choosing the right product

ALLEVYN Non-Adhesive Dressings are available in a range of sizes, depending on your wound requirements.

Rectangular shape variations come in boxes of 10.

Description Unit of Measure
5cm x 5cm Bx/10
10cm x 10cm Bx/10
10cm x 20cm Bx/10
15cm x 15cm Bx/10
20cm x 20cm Bx/10

Specific heel-shaped dressings come in boxes of 5.

Description Unit of Measure
10.5cm x 13.5cm Bx/5

If you are unsure, please ask your pharmacist before purchase.


1. Foster AVM, Greenhill MT, Edmonds ME. Comparing two dressings in the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers. Journal of Wound Care. 1994;3(5):224-228.
2. Smith & Nephew 2015. Cutting of ALLEVYN variants. Internal report DS/14/318/R.
3. Kurring PA, Roberts CD, Quinlan D. Evaluation of a hydrocellular dressing in the mamangement of exuding wounds in the community. British Journal of Nursing 1994;3(20):1049-1050, 1052-1043.
4. Leonard S, Mccluskey P, Long S, et al. An evaluation of ALLEVYN ADHESIVE and_NON_ADHESIVE Foam Dressings. Wounds UK. 2009;5(1):17-28.
5. Smith & Nephew 2006. A prospective user evaluation on the effect of process changes to the manufacture of ALLEVYN NON ADHESIVE wound dressings. Internal report CER/CE/022/ANA.
6. Smith & Nephew 2018. Project Peridot Testing - ALLEVYN NON ADHESIVE Dressings. Internal report DS/18/264/R.
7. Franks PJ, Moody M, Moffatt CJ, et al. Randomised trial of two foam dressings in the management of chronic venous ulceration. Wound Repair and Regeneration. 2007; 15(2):197 - 202.
8. Smith & Nephew 2019. Use of Moisture Vapour Permeability (MVP) and Moisture Vapour Transmission Rate (MVTR) data to support product claims referring to Moist Wound Healing. Internal report EO.AWM.PCSgen.001.v2.
9. Smith & Nephew 2006. Comparison of the fl uid handling capacities of absorbent, non-adhesive dressings Internal report DOF 0512006.
10. Smith & Nephew 2009. ALLEVYN NON ADHESIVE Dressing physical properties. Internal report DS/09/013/R3.
11. Smith & Nephew 2014. Bacterial barrier testing (Wet-Wet) of ALLEVYN NON ADHESIVE Dressings against S. marcescens over 7 days. Internal report DOF 1401002.

Instructions for Use

How to use ALLEVYN Non-Adhesive

  1. Wash your hands before and after dealing with a wound. Gently clean the wound and surrounding skin, and dry thoroughly. Remove any excess hair close to the wound. 
  2. Remove the dressing from the packaging and place it over the desired area, ensuring the wound is fully covered.
  3. Fix the dressing in place with adhesive strips and secure with a suitable bandage.

Other Suitable Products

To help treat your wound, ALLEVYN Non-Adhesive dressings are suitable for use with the following products:

To keep your dressings in place:

OPSITE™ FLEXIFIX GENTLE – Breathable, waterproof retention film dressing.

PRIMAGAUZE™ – self-retaining elastic bandage to keep dressings and devices in place without the need for additional tape.

PRIMABAND™ – flexible, lightweight bandage for high-movement areas of the body.

PRIMACREPE™ – washable bandage for soft-tissue injuries and joint support.

PRIMATAPE™ – highly adhesive, breathable tape to keep dressings and bandages in place.

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Always read the label and follow the directions for use.