cadexomer iodine


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cadexomer iodine

A drug used externally in preparations to absorb discharge from skin ulcers and wounds. Brand names are Iodoflex and Iodosorb.

cadexomer iodine

wound-cleansing agent containing 0.9% w/w iodine on hydrophilic and absorbent microscopic beads; absorbs exudate and removes wound surface debris/bacteria by capillary action
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Cadexomer iodine, a topical antiseptic, improves ulcer healing but may not be feasible in most clinical settings because of the frequent dressing changes required (SOR: B, single RCT).
One of the 5 reviewed RCTs (60 patients) found that topical cadexomer iodine produced more frequent healing than standard care at 6 weeks (NNT=3; 95% CI, 2-19).
In addition, the patient had been initially treated with an antibiotic and cadexomer iodine to battle infection.