As a sterile Maltodextrin Powder with 1% ascorbic acid, its natural properties bring topical nutrients to the wound, creating a natural environment for the body to heal itself. Multidex Gel is specially formulated by adding glycerin and water to Multidex Powder for use on dry wounds. Clinical findings show Multidex Gel has the same unique performance and characteristics as the powder and is easier to apply on difficult-toaccess areas of the body.
The specially designed tube makes application of Multidex Powder or Gel easy.
1. Features of Multidex
1.1 Multidex powder
• Maltodextrin NF wound dressing is clinically proven to maintain a moist environment beneficial for granulation tissue growth and epithelial proliferation
• Quickly fills wound site, rapidly mixing with exudate to form a protective coating that maintains an ideal moisture balance to protect against dehydration
• For use on most wound types, including infected hard-to-heal wounds
• Non-toxic and not systemically absorbed
• Helps to control odor while decreasing purulent exudate
• Penetrates all wound irregularities to fill tunneling and undermining
• Softens necrotic tissue to facilitate debridement
1.2 Multidex gel
- A hydrophilic Maltodextrin NF wound dressing clinically proven to maintain a moist environment beneficial for granulation tissue growth and epithelial proliferation
- Quickly fills wound site, rapidly mixing with exudate to form a protective coating that maintains an ideal moisture balance to protect against dehydration
- For use on most wound types, including infected hard-to-heal wounds
- Non-toxic and not systemically absorbed
- Helps to control odor while decreasing purulent exudate
- Penetrates all wound irregularities to fill tunneling and undermining
- Softens necrotic tissue to facilitate debridement
2. Indications of Multidex
- Venous stasis ulcers
- Dermal ulcers
- Partial and full thickness wounds
- Arterial ulcers
- Abdominal wounds
- Infected wounds
- Superficial wounds
- Pressure ulcers
- Dermal injuries
- Second degree burns
- Donor sites
- Diabetic ulcers
Morbidly obese 86-year-old woman with diabetes, venous stasis and large, severely edematous legs presented with a left Achilles pressure ulcer
3. Directions for use
Preparation of site
1. Necrotic tissue should be debrided according to acceptable practice or as directed by an attending physician.
2. The site should be irrigated liberally with a sterile physiological 0.9% normal saline or a balanced salts solution
Application of multidex powder or gel
1. After irrigation, apply Multidex®.
a. For shallow wound – Z|v” thick over entire wound site
b. For deep wound – fill wound site to surface taking care to fill all undermined areas
2. Cover with a non-adherent, non-occlusive dressing such as Covaderm Plus®, MultiPad™, Sofsorb®, or Polyderm™ Plus. If necessary, tape in place or use roll gauze or Stretch Net™ to secure dressing.
3. Dressing change should be once a day on minimally to moderately draining wounds and twice a day on heavily exudating wounds.
Removal of multidex
1. Remove non-adherent dressing with care. If dressing adheres to wound, soak with saline for several minutes before removing so the fragile granulation tissue is not disturbed.
2. Flush site liberally but gently with a sterile, physiological irrigating solution to remove debris. This will leave newly formed granulation tissue undisturbed.
3. Usual frequency of dressing change is once a day, depending upon drainage and the type of secondary dressing.
Available in a variety of sizes
Multidex Powder and Multidex Gel are supplied sterile. To order a smaller case quantity, add -1 after the product number.