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Honey-Based Wound Dressings
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Author: Andrew Heenan RGN RMN BA(Hons)

This article includes a range of honey-based dressings from Drug Tariff [1].

Proprietary names are included for convenience; prices are for individual sterile-packed items (unless otherwise stated); these are only a guide to the true cost. Sizes are in cm.

Honey Based Products

Gauze Dressings (Impregnated) Size Price
gauze impregnated with Manuka Honey
10cm x 10cm95p
10cm x 20cm£1.85
Activon Tulle
gauze impregnated with Manuka Honey
5 x 5cm  £1.78
7.5 x 10cm  £3.01
Medihoney Tulle Dressing
Impregnated with Medihoney medical honey
10cm x 10cm £2.98
Melladerm Plus Tulle
Impregnated with melladerm plus honey gel
10cm x 10cm £2.10


Honey Based Topical Application
Product Size Price
10g £2.52
Activon Medical Grade Manuka Honey
25g £2.02
15g £2.95
Medihoney Antibacterial Medical Honey 20g £3.96
50g £9.90
Medihoney Antibacterial Wound Gel10g£2.69
20g £4.02
Melladerm Plus 20g£4.49
50g £8.50
Mesitran Ointment
15g £3.53
50g £9.71
Mesitran Ointment S15g £3.52



1. Prescription Pricing Authority, Department of Health. Drug Tariff. London: The Stationery Office, June 2011.

Article Updated: June 2011

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