Alginates

Examples include Algisite, Algosteril, Kaltostat, Melgisorb, SeaSorb, Sorbsan, Sorbsan SA, Tegagen, Urgosorb
  • Useful in cavities and sinuses, and for undermining wounds

  • For all wound types with high exudates

  • Highly absorbent

  • Need secondary dressing

  • Need to be changed daily

  • ∗ Not available on prescription in UK primary care