Finding a Catheter That’s Gentle, Hygienic and Easy – Home or Away

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On average, adult intermittent catheter users will catheterize 4-6 times a day, which adds up to approximately 1,8251 times a year. This thought may bring concerns of pain, a fear of developing urinary tract infections (UTIs), and most importantly, worries with how to resume normal life while maintaining a catheterization routine.

To help find the right catheter for you, consider the following:

  • Is your catheter properly hydrated? Think about the last time you got something in your eye – Your eye likely became irritated due to the friction being created. Like your eye, the urethra is fragile. If a catheter isn’t properly hydrated, it creates friction that can scrape or tear the lining and cause discomfort when catheterizing.

That’s why the catheter’s hydration is so important. With the right hydration, insertion and withdrawal should be as smooth as possible to help reduce discomfort and protect the urethra.

  • Does your catheter make it easy to fit intermittent catheterization into your daily life? Think about your daily activities, such as: work, studying, running errands, or exercise. Our days are all different and they can take us in many different directions. Regardless of where your day takes you, it’s important to maintain your catheterization routine to help keep your bladder healthy and help reduce the risk of UTIs.

One way to help maintain a consistent routine is selecting a catheter that fits into your daily activities … whether home or away.

Discreet, gentle, hygienic and easy – home or away

The new SpeediCath® Flex Set is an all-in-one, discreet solution featuring a dry sleeve, a soft catheter with a flexible tip and a dry to the touch bag. It also features our unique Triple Action Coating Technology designed to reduce the risk of UTIs*2 while providing a more comfortable experience.*

*Compared to uncoated catheters.

  1. European Association of Urology Nurses. (2013) Catheterisation Urethral Intermittent in adults. (Reports 4-6 catheterization per day for an adult patient. Assuming 5 times a day for an average adult, it is calculated to be 1825 catheterization/year).
  2. Rognoni C, Tarricone R. Intermittent catheterisation with hydrophilic and non-hydrophilic urinary catheters: systematic literature review and meta-analyses. BMC Urol. 2017 Jan 10;17(1):4. doi: 10.1186/s12894-016-0191-1. PMID: 28073354; PMCID: PMC52255861.

SpeediCath® Flex Set is indicated for use by patients with urine retention and patients with post void residual volume (PVR) due to neurogenic and non-neurogenic voiding dysfunction. The catheter is inserted into the urethra to reach the bladder allowing urine to drain. The product is for male patients only. SpeediCath catheters are available by prescription only. Patients performing self-catheterization should follow the advice of, and direct questions about use of the product to, their medical professional. Before using the device, carefully read the product labels and information accompanying the device including the instructions for use which contain additional safety information. The SpeediCath product is for single-use only; discard it after use. If you experience symptoms of a urinary tract infection, or are unable to pass the catheter into the bladder, contact your healthcare professional. The risk information provided here is not comprehensive. To learn more, talk to your healthcare provider. For further information, call Coloplast Corp. at 1-866-226-6362 and/or consult the company website at

Prior to use, refer to product labeling for complete product instructions for use, contraindications, warnings and precautions.

Coloplast and SpeediCath are registered trademarks of Coloplast A/S.

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