Mepitac is a conformable self adhesive tape that consists of a conformable non-woven fabric coated on one surface with a soft silicone adhesive. The outer surface of the dressing is coated with a semipermeable polyurethane film that is impermeable to liquids and micro-organisms.
This soft silicone layer provides secure fixation but does not cause epidermal stripping or pain on removal.
Mepitac is designed for fixing medical devices such as drains, tubes, probes, electrodes, IV cannulae and dressings. It may also be used to provide protection to the skin over sensitive areas beneath devices such as tubes.
The dressing is especially useful for individuals with fragile or sensitive skin such as very young infants, the elderly, or patients who require the frequent application of and removal of tape over the same area for example neonates or dialysis patients.
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Laura: a few months ago
I have been using this product on my surgical incisions to help reduce scarring, it has been working great, provides stability to the incisions as well as moisture to reduce the scars. There is no irritation to the skin and painless to remove. Great product, I wish it was available in stores. Great price on Well.ca and great service.
Sue: more than a year ago
I found that this product works the best for my scar treatment from a medical surgery. It sticks well unlike other surgical adhesives especially during a a physical job. At the leading Drug Store Chain, this item is not even on their shelf. It has to be on a special order and the wait time is ridiculous. I am glad I stumbled across Well.ca. The convenience of shopping for this item online and delivered to my door is Fabulous. Thank you.
Sue: more than a year ago
I had a knee replacement in May/12 and had to see my dermatologist early July for skin check-up. She told me to start using it on my scar religiously and it would fade to a fine white line. It has now been 6 months that I have used it and the scar looks amazing. I have referred this to a number of people undergoing some form of surgery whether optional or not. I highly recommend the usage of it. Just leave it on even through showers until it actually rolls off by itself. It's amazing and well worth the cost.
kathy: more than a year ago
This product has been awesome I have had a surgery and I was told to use silicone gels.My scar is very large and I needed to use the silicone gel for 90 days a15 ml tube cost between 15 and 60 dollars. I researched on the net and found that this silicone tape does the same thing. No applying twice a day and waiting for it to dry, this tape can be removed and reapplied until it doesn't stick anymore, One strip has lasted about 2 weeks or more. So the cost of treating my scar has drastically been cut. I would highly recommend this product for treatment of scares.
Meghan: more than a year ago
This has been a life saver for our baby girl who is on home oxygen. At the hospital they recommended another tape product (tegaderm) that pulls off baby's sensitive skin when you remove. The mepitac works amazingly keeping the nasal prongs on her face (so important!!) and is also extremely gentle when removing, it lasts through multiple face washings, baths etc. Very durable. I would suggest this tape to anyone with skin issues as it is so gentle.
Amanda: more than a year ago
I had a breast reduction almost three months ago, and am ready to try to minimize my scars now that the incisions are healed. I read many great things about mepitac tape, and decided to give it a try. I bought the 2cm tape, and then cut strips to fit, then cut those strips lengthwise. This is because my incision scars are not really wide, and I will get more bang for my buckŁ this way. I haven't been using it long enough to see a huge difference, but even after a couple of weeks I do notice the scars lightening and flattening. I plan to wear the tape for about three months. I change the tape every week, showering with it on, It's very sticky and stays on quite well.