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OPSITE FLEXIFIX GENTLE Waterproof Retention Film Dressing



Breathable, waterproof retention film dressing1-6

OPSITE FLEXIFIX GENTLE is an easy-to-apply non-sterile transparent7 film with a gentle adhesive to hold dressings in place, even on fragile skin.8-10 It is breathable and comfortable to wear, and will stay in place when showering.1-6

  • Gentle silicone adhesive helps to minimise pain when removed8,10
  • Wear for up to 7 days2,8
  • Provides a barrier against bacteria11
  • Can be lifted and put back into place8

OPSITE FLEXIFIX GENTLE is ideal for: holding your dressings or mask in place and reducing friction, particularly for people with fragile skin.1,8-10

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Choosing the right product

OPSITE FLEXIFIX GENTLE comes in 1-metre rolls and is available in two widths, depending on your requirements. All variations can be cut to size.

  • 5cm x 1m
  • 10cm x 1m


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


1. Analytical Report, DS.12.184.R – comparative Product Testing Flexix Gentle, 19/07/12, Daubney, L. (in-vitro).
2. Data on File Report Reference OR-DOF/017, An open, prospective, randomised, comparative study to compare the performance of ALLEVYN Gentle Border Multisite with an alternative silicone adhesive dressing, Palmer S and Mistry C; June 2011.
3. Smith & Nephew Wound Management, Data on File Report Reference OR DOF/011,Results from a Multi-centre, Noncomparative Clinical In Market Evaluation of ALLEVYN Gentle Border dressing (CIME/008) and from open, prospective, randomised, within volunteer (VTR/HVT 050) comparison of Dakota and MepilexTM Border in terms of showerproof and use on awkward areas. Hussein D; August 2010.
4. Rubio, P A (1991) - Use of semi-occlusive, transparent film dressing for surgical wound protection: experience in 3,637 cases. Int. Surg. 76, 253-254. (OPSITE).
5. Internal data on file. Reference HVT031 – A double blind, randomised, prospective, within volunteer comparison of Flexifix with EBO additive and corona treatment, Flexifix with EBO additive without coronatreatment and the standard Flexifix product.
6. DS/12/199/R, Project Lascaux Comparative Waterproof Testing dated July 2012. (in-vitro).
7. W11429/R9 Usability Study of Flexifix Gentle in comparison to Flexifx Technical Study Report, 21/09/2012, E Cole.
8. VT Study Data of File (on ALLEVYN™ Gentle Border) HVT050 04/12/08.
9. Ageing changes in skin", update on 22/08/2006 by Sandra W. Cohen M.D. Ref
10. Hurd. T et al., A multicentre in-market evaluation of ALLEVYN Gentle Border. Wounds UK, 2009, Vol 5, No 3.
11. DS/09/062/R1, OPSITE Flexifix Bacterial Barrier dated June 2009. (in-vitro).

Instructions for Use


  1. Wash your hands before and after dealing with a wound. Gently clean the wound and surrounding skin, and dry thoroughly. 
  2. Remove the blue tape and clear protector from the roll, and cut to the required length.

For 5cm width:

  1. Remove the protective liner from the film.
  2. Apply the film and smooth down.

For 10cm width:

  1. Remove half of the protective liner.
  2. Place the film where needed, remove the other half of the protective liner, and smooth down.

Other Suitable Products

To help treat your wound, OPSITE FLEXIFIX GENTLE dressings are suitable for use with the following products:

To protect your skin

ALLEVYN Non-Adhesive – absorbent foam dressing.

MELOLIN – absorbent dressings that provide cushioning.

SKIN PREP – barrier wipes leave a protective layer on your skin.

SOLOSITE – cool, soothe, and hydrate your skin.

To remove adhesive

REMOVE – adhesive removal wipes.

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Always read the label and follow the directions for use.