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  • 1. Is Stratamed suitable to use for children?
     

    Yes, Stratamed is completely biocompatible, inert and is intended for the use for both, children and people with sensitive skin.

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  • 2. Does Stratamed have any odor?
     

    No, Stratamed is odorless.

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  • 3. Is Stratamed suitable to use during pregnancy?
     

    Stratamed is suitable to use during pregnancy for both, mother and unborn child.

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  • 4. Does Stratamed have an expiry date?
     

    Stratamed has an expiry date of five years after manufacturing. This date is imprinted on every box (side flap) and tube (end seal) in the format year-month (e.g. EXP 2018-09 or 13-09).

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  • 5. The gel does not dry within the recommended time. What is the reason for this?
     

    When applied correctly, Stratamed should be dry in 5-6 minutes. If it takes longer to dry you have probably applied too much. Gently remove the excess with a tissue and allow the drying process to continue.

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  • 6. Can Stratamed be used in conjunction with other medications?
     

    Do not apply any other product underneath Stratamed. Applying medications on top of Stratamed will have no effect because, by design, it will not be able to pass through the Stratamed film. If an infection is present, have it treated prior to beginning your Stratamed treatment.

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  • 7. When can I start to apply Stratamed after surgery?
     

    You can start to apply Stratamed immediately after suturing.

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  • 8. Is Stratamed sterile?
     

    Yes, Stratamed is sterile until opened. Additionally, Stratamed is bacteriostatic (it hinders bacteria from reproducing, while not necessarily harming them otherwise), which makes it suitable to use on open wounds or compromised skin.

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  • 9. Can Stratamed be used with a secondary dressing?
     

    Yes, Stratamed can be covered with a secondary dressing. The gel does not need to dry before applying a secondary dressing and can be covered immediately.

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  • 10. Can Stratamed be used on lips?
     

    Stratamed is suitable to be used on lips. Stratamed may need to be applied more frequently when used on lips.

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  • 11. Can Stratamed be used on eyelids?
     

    Yes, Stratamed goes through an evaporation process during the drying phase which may cause the eyes to sting temporarily. This stinging will cause no harm.

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  • 12. What are the advantages of using Stratamed gel instead of physical wound dressings?
     

    There are delicate areas where it is very difficult or impossible to use physical dressings:
    •  Areas with high mobility
    •  Areas with high friction
    •  Wet skin (mucosa), hindering adherence
    •  Areas with higher hygienic requirements (e.g. perineum)

    Physical dressings, including silicone dressings, do not create a full contact surface because air bubbles form underneath. Delicate areas like the eyes, nostrils and lip contours remain exposed and subjected to irritation due to the adhesive tape. Stratamed is an advanced film-forming wound dressing in the form of a self-drying silicone gel. Stratamed is flexible, adaptable, and creates a full-contact surface.

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  • 13. Are there any side effects associated with the use of Stratamed?
     

    There have been no side effects observed with the proper use of Stratamed. The ingredients in Stratamed are completely compatible with human biology. However, if redness, pain or skin irritation should occur, discontinue treatment and consult your doctor.

    More

  • 14. Is Stratamed visible on my skin?
     

    No. Stratamed is a transparent wound dressing.

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  • 15. Are there any known allergies to Stratamed?
     

    There are no known allergies to Stratamed. Stratamed is an inert, biocompatible and non-transdermal polymer. Irritation, sensitivity and acute toxicity testing was conducted and no adverse reactions have been noted.

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  • 16. Where can I buy Stratamed? Can I purchase it directly in my country?
     

    You can order Stratamed from our online shop. Stratamed is also available in various countries. Please ask your local pharmacist.

    More

  • 17. I am interested in distributing Stratamed in my country. Whom may I contact to discuss a business relationship?
     

    Please contact our sales department at www.stratpharma.com/contact

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  • 1. The gel does not dry within the recommended time. What is the reason for this?
     

    When applied correctly, Stratamed should be dry in 5-6 minutes. If it takes longer to dry you have probably applied too much. Gently remove the excess with a tissue and allow the drying process to continue.

    More

  • 2. Can Stratamed be used in conjunction with other medications?
     

    Do not apply any other product underneath Stratamed. Applying medications on top of Stratamed will have no effect because, by design, it will not be able to pass through the Stratamed film. If an infection is present, have it treated prior to beginning your Stratamed treatment.

    More

  • 3. Can Stratamed be used with a secondary dressing?
     

    Yes, Stratamed can be covered with a secondary dressing. The gel does not need to dry before applying a secondary dressing and can be covered immediately.

    More

  • 4. Can Stratamed be used on lips?
     

    Stratamed is suitable to be used on lips. Stratamed may need to be applied more frequently when used on lips.

    More

  • 5. Can Stratamed be used on eyelids?
     

    Yes, Stratamed goes through an evaporation process during the drying phase which may cause the eyes to sting temporarily. This stinging will cause no harm.

    More

  • 6. Are there any known allergies to Stratamed?
     

    There are no known allergies to Stratamed. Stratamed is an inert, biocompatible and non-transdermal polymer. Irritation, sensitivity and acute toxicity testing was conducted and no adverse reactions have been noted.

    More

  • 1. Is Stratamed suitable to use for children?
     

    Yes, Stratamed is completely biocompatible, inert and is intended for the use for both, children and people with sensitive skin.

    More

  • 2. Does Stratamed have any odor?
     

    No, Stratamed is odorless.

    More

  • 3. Is Stratamed suitable to use during pregnancy?
     

    Stratamed is suitable to use during pregnancy for both, mother and unborn child.

    More

  • 4. Does Stratamed have an expiry date?
     

    Stratamed has an expiry date of five years after manufacturing. This date is imprinted on every box (side flap) and tube (end seal) in the format year-month (e.g. EXP 2018-09 or 13-09).

    More

  • 5. Is Stratamed sterile?
     

    Yes, Stratamed is sterile until opened. Additionally, Stratamed is bacteriostatic (it hinders bacteria from reproducing, while not necessarily harming them otherwise), which makes it suitable to use on open wounds or compromised skin.

    More

  • 6. What are the advantages of using Stratamed gel instead of physical wound dressings?
     

    There are delicate areas where it is very difficult or impossible to use physical dressings:
    •  Areas with high mobility
    •  Areas with high friction
    •  Wet skin (mucosa), hindering adherence
    •  Areas with higher hygienic requirements (e.g. perineum)

    Physical dressings, including silicone dressings, do not create a full contact surface because air bubbles form underneath. Delicate areas like the eyes, nostrils and lip contours remain exposed and subjected to irritation due to the adhesive tape. Stratamed is an advanced film-forming wound dressing in the form of a self-drying silicone gel. Stratamed is flexible, adaptable, and creates a full-contact surface.

    More

  • 7. Are there any side effects associated with the use of Stratamed?
     

    There have been no side effects observed with the proper use of Stratamed. The ingredients in Stratamed are completely compatible with human biology. However, if redness, pain or skin irritation should occur, discontinue treatment and consult your doctor.

    More

  • 8. Is Stratamed visible on my skin?
     

    No. Stratamed is a transparent wound dressing.

    More

  • 9. Are there any known allergies to Stratamed?
     

    There are no known allergies to Stratamed. Stratamed is an inert, biocompatible and non-transdermal polymer. Irritation, sensitivity and acute toxicity testing was conducted and no adverse reactions have been noted.

    More

  • 1. When can I start to apply Stratamed after surgery?
     

    You can start to apply Stratamed immediately after suturing.

    More

  • 2. What are the advantages of using Stratamed gel instead of physical wound dressings?
     

    There are delicate areas where it is very difficult or impossible to use physical dressings:
    •  Areas with high mobility
    •  Areas with high friction
    •  Wet skin (mucosa), hindering adherence
    •  Areas with higher hygienic requirements (e.g. perineum)

    Physical dressings, including silicone dressings, do not create a full contact surface because air bubbles form underneath. Delicate areas like the eyes, nostrils and lip contours remain exposed and subjected to irritation due to the adhesive tape. Stratamed is an advanced film-forming wound dressing in the form of a self-drying silicone gel. Stratamed is flexible, adaptable, and creates a full-contact surface.

    More

  • 1. Where can I buy Stratamed? Can I purchase it directly in my country?
     

    You can order Stratamed from our online shop. Stratamed is also available in various countries. Please ask your local pharmacist.

    More

  • 1. I am interested in distributing Stratamed in my country. Whom may I contact to discuss a business relationship?
     

    Please contact our sales department at www.stratpharma.com/contact

    More