octenilin® wound gel

Wound gel for cleansing, moistening and decontamination of contaminated and chronic wounds

Our Plus

  • effectively moisturises and cleans wounds
  • helps loosen wound coatings
  • creates an ideal wound healing environment to support the natural healing process
  • contains Octenidine as a preservative, capable of inactivating pathogens in the gel to build a protective barrier against penetrating germs
  • painless on application
  • colour and perfume free
  • odour absorbent


Fields of Application

  • for moistening and cleansing of chronic wounds
  • for loosening coatings even strongly encrusted coatings
  • for the support of the natural healing process
  • for the treatment of burns

Product Profile

Treatment of second-degree burns
octenilin® wound gel was used in a study on 107 subjects with grade IIa burns of the skin. The moist dressing was easy to use and could be left on the wound for up to three days thanks to its preservative properties. The pain was minimised and the number of required dressing exchanges reduced.
45 % of the subjects reported feeling comfortable or pain free with the first application. No intolerance reactions within the meaning of allergic skin irritations, skin reddening etc. were observed.
C. Ottomann and B. Hartmann, Emergency hospital Berlin, Berlin, 9th May 2005.

Tissue tolerability and biocompatibility
Non-irritating, non-sensitising, painless, without tissue toxicity, no impairment granulation and no impairment of epithelialisation. The good tolerability of octenidine has been confirmed over many years clinical experience and clinical studies on chronic wounds.

Testing of the preservative properties of Octenidine in the gel
octenilin® wound gel shows excellent inactivation of pathogens after as early as 1 minute. The latter was determined in the quantitative suspension test with high protein exposure ('dirty conditions'). The results showed that the inactivation of pathogens in octenilin® wound gel was sufficient against all test organisms after a 1 minute application.
Dr. P. Goroncy-Bermes, Schülke & Mayr Research and Development, Norderstedt, 2nd March 2007.

Instructions for use

Wounds should always be irrigated and cleansed (e.g. octenilin® wound irrigation solution) to remove easily soluble encrustations before further treatment with octenilin® wound gel.

Bandages, gauze, compresses or other absorbent materials or wound-filling materials can be soaked or moistened before being applied to wounds. Change dressing every 1 to 3 days, depending on the wound situation. If used with paraffin gauzes, the dressing is to be changed and the wound cleaned daily. Application should be repeated frequently until all encrustations or necrotic tissue are easily removed and the wound is clean on inspection.

Use within 6 weeks after initial opening of bottle.

Product data

Purified water, Propylene Glycol, Hydroxyethycellulsoe, octenidine HCl

Original condition:
Sterile, sealed. Stability at 5°C to 25°C 

Use before:
6 weeks after first opening. The bottle must be closed after each use.

Chemical-physical data

Density: ca. 1.0 g/cm3 / 20 °C
Flash point:>61°C / Method: ISO 2719
pH: ca. 6.9 / 20 °C

Special advice


Side effects  None observed.


octenilin® wound gel should not be used in patients with known or suspected allergy to one or more of the ingredients. If in doubt consult a physician.
To prevent possible tissue damage, octenilin® wound gel should not be used on hyaline cartilage, the eyes, ears, nose, urinary bladder and in the abdominal cavity.

General safety instructions

  • For external use only
  • Not for oral use.
  • Only to be applied to the wound external.
  • Only flawless and undamaged container must be used.
  • Use only intact and undamaged packs. Protect the product against exposure to direct sunlight.
  • To prevent the introduction of bacteria when using octenilin® wound gel, ensure that the packaging does not come into contact with the wound.
  • Medical device - Keep out of the reach of children.

Information for order

ItemDelivery formItem no.
octenilin wound gel - 20mL20/Carton121602
octenilin wound gel - 250mL6/CartonUpon request

These products are not available in every country.

Environmental information

schülke manufactures products economically and with advanced, safe and environmentally friendly production processes while at the same time maintaining our high quality standards. 

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