Sting free medical adhesive remover - Niltac

Frequently asked questions

...about the product

Q. How is Niltac™ supplied?
A. There are two presentations of Niltac™:
                        TR 101 – 50ml aerosol
                        TR 102 – carton of 30 wipes

Q. Does Niltac™ contain preservatives, fragrances or latex?
A. No.  Niltac™ is a blend of 100% silicone ingredients.

Q. Is Niltac™ flammable?
A. Yes.  Niltac™ has a long history of safe use and will only combust if safety instructions are ignored or the product is mis-used.  The accompanying labelling and Instructions For Use provide warnings and cautions, and the product carries the appropriate flammable warning symbol.  The propellant used has been specially selected to be non-flammable and the product is less flammable than many domestic aerosol products.

Q. Is Niltac™ available where I live?
A. Please email cic@convatec.com for details of your nearest supplier.

Q. How long will a can of Niltac™ last?
A. It is impossible to be accurate, but as an example, many ostomates use one can per month.

Q. How does Niltac™ work?
A. The fluid is designed to track readily between the adhesive and the skin, creating a layer of silicone. Silicone is a release agent, so the adhesive falls away from the skin. The silicone then evaporates in seconds, without affecting the adhesive or the skin, so the same adhesive can be re-stuck (if required).

Q. Is Niltac™ CE marked?

A. Yes.  Niltac™ is CE marked in accordance with EU directive 93/42/EEC for medical devices.

Q. Is Niltac™ available in a screw-cap bottle?

A. No. The formulation is so ‘searching’ that it must be kept in a sealed container. If an aerosol spray is undesirable, Niltac™ can be sprayed into the cap and then poured around the adhesive. This is particularly useful when applying to babies or young children.

Q. Is Niltac™ biocompatible?
A. Yes. Niltac™ is manufactured from silicone formulations and the safety and biocompatibility of silicones is well understood and widely published.  These inert substances are extensively used in many medical device and skin care applications.  Niltac™ rapidly evaporates from the skin surface.


...for the patient

Q. Will Niltac™ sting?
A. No. The formulation is a 100% silicone blend. Silicone blends do not sting on application, even on sore skin.

Q. I have sensitive skin. Can I use Niltac™?
A. Sensitivity to silicones is extremely rare. It is used in many areas of healthcare including dentistry, topical and oral medications, advanced wound dressings and many beauty products (moisturisers, shampoos etc). Niltac™ is hypoallergenic.

Q. Will Niltac™ dry my skin?

A. No. Niltac™ is a moisturiser.

Q. Can I spray the can horizontally?
A. Yes, but only briefly. Niltac™ contains a special valve which enables inverted spray, but continuous horizontal spraying will exhaust the propellant prematurely.

Q. Was Niltac™ tested by patients before it was introduced?
A. Yes. Thorough evaluations were carried out before and since introduction.

Q. Are the ‘Instructions For Use’ available in different languages?
A. Each individual pack contains ‘Instructions For Use’ in 12 EU languages.

Q. I have epidermolysis bullosa.  Can I use Niltac™?
A. Yes. Niltac™ is used for EB care. Click here to find out more about Niltac™ and DebRA.

Q. I have a stoma and my skin itches underneath the wafer. Can Niltac™ help?
A. Frequent removal of adhesives can strip cells from the outer layer of your skin (stratum corneum) and reduce protection. This can lead to redness and irritation. Removing adhesives with Niltac™ reduces the risk of damage and may therefore reduce your itching.

Q. What is the cost of Niltac™?
A. Niltac™ is usually reimbursed through a prescription or insurance system.
- Where reimbursement exists, it is supplied at no (or very low) cost to the patient.
- Where it is non-reimbursable, please check the price with your local distributor. Daily treatment is relatively inexpensive.

Ordering Information

Niltac, sting free medical adhesive remover spray and wipes
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