Birmingham, Sandwell, Solihull and environs APC Formulary
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26 A5 - Wound management products and elasticated garments

 Please note: silk garments are non-formulary

A5-07-03 Permeable adhesive tapes

Clinipore
First Choice
Permeable non woven, synthetic adhesive tape
For securing bandages

Frequency of dressing change
Determined by wound type and dressing change

Caution/contraindications (when not to use the dressing, patient groups to avoid etc.)
None listed

Rationale for inclusion in formulary
Available on drug tariff, cost effective and evaluated as meeting the requirements of a tape including adherence.

Green View adult BNF  View SPC online  View childrens BNF
Mefix
Second Choice
Permeable, aperture non woven, synthetic adhesive tape
For securing dressings.

Frequency of dressing change
Determined by wound type and dressing change

Caution/contraindications (when not to use the dressing, patient groups to avoid etc.)
None listed

Rationale for inclusion in formulary
Available on drug tariff. Different availability of sizes in comparison to Clinipore for
difficult to dress areas. Some stretch and flexibility to improve conformity and adhesion. Can be used to secure dressings rather than bandages.

Green View adult BNF  View SPC online  View childrens BNF