Pharmacoll Thin and Extra Thin

Pharmacoll Thin and Extra Thin


  • Product Info


    The Pharmacoll® product line represents a gelatine free hydrocolloid wound dressing that convert into a gel when in contact with wound fluid. The moist wound environment created under the dressing speeds the natural healing process, reduces pain, and protects against bacterial and other external contaminants.

    Pharmacoll Thin and Pharmacoll® Extra Thin are gelatin free hydrocolloid adhesive wound dressings, laminated to a semi-permeable, bacteria-proof, virus-proof and waterproof polyurethane film backing. The difference between the 3 variants is the thickness of the hydrocolloid layer, where Pharmacoll® is 1 mm thickness, Pharmacoll® Thin 0.6 mm and Pharmacoll® Extra Thin is 0.3 mm.

    • Adhere to both dry and moist skin surfaces.
    • Deliver gentle and secure adhesion that does not irritate the skin.
    • Have fluid absorption capacity that is adjustable based on adhesive formula.
    • Provide barrier properties to external contaminants with secure adhesion to skin.
    • Are flexible and conformable and mold to difficult anatomical contours.
    • Cushion effect.
    • Latex free.
    Intended Purpose

    Pharmacoll® dressings are indicated to be used in:

    • Partial- and full-thickness dermal ulcers.
    • Pressure, Leg and Diabetic ulcers.
    • Burns (First and Second Degrees).
    • Skin Donor sites and Skin grafts.
    • Superficial wounds/minor abrasions.
    • Protection of fragile skin or areas exposed to friction such as elbows, heels or the sacral area.
    • Ostomy wounds to protect the skin from stomal effluent.
    • Post-op dressings for suture line protection.
    • Infants Diaper rash.

    Don’t use on patient with known sensitivity to the product or any of its components specially Polyisobutenes and Carboxymethylcellulose.

    • Sterility is guaranteed unless pouch is damaged.
    • Treatment of any skin ulcer should be part of a well-defined plan for ulcer management and under the supervision of a health care professional.
    • When using Hydrocolloid Dressings, the wound initially appears larger and deeper as unnecessary tissue is cleaned away. This increase should be accompanied by an improved appearance of the wound. If the wound gets larger after the first few dressing changes, see a health care professional.
    • Observe the wound for signs of infection. If infection occurs, the signs of which may be fever, increased pain, redness, bleeding, swelling, or an unusual odor or discharge, see a health care professional. Hydrocolloid Dressings may be used on infected wounds only under the care of a health care professional.
    • Rarely, irritation (reddening, inflammation), maceration (whitening of the skin) or hypergranulation (excessive tissue formation) may develop in some wounds under hydrocolloid dressings. Should these occur, consult a health care professional.
    • If the wound does not begin to show signs of healing or if any other unexpected symptoms occur, consult the health care professional.
    • Use only once. Re-use could result in risk of cross-infection and reduced product performance.

  • How To Use

    1. Clean wound area.
    2. Evaluate the wound and select the dressing size to allow 2.5 cm (1 inch) of the hydrocolloid adhesive to extend beyond the wound edge.
    3. Open the pouch and handle the dressing using gloves/forceps.
    4. Remove the release liner from the dressing.
    5. Center the dressing over the wound and the periwound area, then gently press the adhesive side of the dressing.
    6. Care should be taken to avoid unnecessary stretching of the dressing, which can result in mechanical trauma to the wound and surrounding skin.
    7. Remove the dressing frame, starting at the top and working downward. Reinforce and smooth the film border from the center outward. Continue down one side ending at the notch. Repeat process from other side until all sections of the frame are removed. “In case of Pharmacoll® Comfort and Pharmacoll® Comfort Plus “.


    Dressing Removal:

    1. Carefully lift the dressing edges (or film border) while pressing down on the skin
    2. Continue lifting the edges until all are free from the skin surface.
    3. Press down on skin to separate dressing from skin.
    4. Gently remove the dressing then folding it over itself with Pulling carefully in the direction of hair growth.
    5. Alternatively, stretching the dressing horizontally and lifting it will also facilitate removal in most situations.
    6. Discard the dressing into appropriate recycle bin.


    How often to change the dressing:

    1. The dressing should remain in place as long as possible.
    2. If leaks are detected, the dressing should be changed immediately.
    3. Change the dressing when maximum absorption has been reached.
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