Cutimed® Alginate

is a sterile, non-medicated alginate dressing, consisting of mainly calcium alginate fiber. Cutimed Alginate dressing is made of natural fibers derived from seaweed. A hidden integrity layer in the dressing provides stability. It is designed to be have high and fast absorbency.

  • Helps to stop bleeding 
  • Adapts to the wound bed 
  • Easy removal

Intended Purpose

Cutimed Alginate is a highly absorbent wound dressing. It is indicated for moderately to highly exuding wounds, such as surface trauma, cavity wounds, pressure ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers, venous/arterial leg ulcers, donor sites and post-surgical wounds. Cutimed Alginate dressings are suitable for use under compression bandages.

Wear time: Cutimed Alginate can remain in situ up to 7 days, depending on patient condition, the level of exudate and the saturation of the secondary dressing.

Product benefits

Helps to stop bleeding

Helps to stop bleeding due to its haemostatic properties.
Symbol of a wound dressing that perfectly fits to the wound bed to represent its high adaption

Adapts to the wound bed

The soft gel adapts to wound bed and minimises dead space, especially for deep wounds and wounds with cavities.   

Easy removal

Can be removed in one piece due to high wet tensile strength.
Symbol of water circulation to visualize effective moisture balance

Effective moisture balance

Facilitates moist wound healing by maintaining a moist environment.

Product facts

Superficial and deep



Moderate to high

Both side application

Secondary fixation needed

How to use

Image showing how to apply Cutimed® Alginate
Dressing and rope preparation
Select an appropriate dressing according to wound size.
1. Cut (using sterile scissors) or fold the dressing to fit the wound.
2. Apply to wound bed directly. Loosely fill deep wounds, ensuring the dressing does not overlap the wound margins. (2)
3. and 4. Cover and secure with a suitable secondary dressing.
How to remove
Carefully remove the secondary dressing, and gently remove Cutimed Alginate from the wound bed and discard. If the wound appears dry, saturate the dressing with sterile saline solution prior to removal.

For detailed product information, including indications for use, contraindications, precautions and warnings, please consult the product’s Instructions for Use (IFU).

Product specifications

Essity Product Code
Pack Quantity
PIP Code
Cutimed® Alginate 7263408 5 cm x 5 cm 10 1 ELS552 367-4579
Cutimed® Alginate 7263409 10 cm x 10 cm 10 1 ELS531 367-4587
Cutimed® Alginate 7263410 10 cm x 20 cm 10 1 ELS553 367-4595
Cutimed® Alginate 7263411 2.5 cm x 30 cm 5 1 ELS554 367-4603

Clinical Evidence

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Instruction for use

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Cutimed IFUs