I requested free samples of the Optitip® catheter from you and I received two to try. I had one fitted by my District Nurse today and would like to give you feedback. What a difference I didn’t feel the insertion or inflation and no after effects. My District Nurse was so impressed she asked to take the sleeve and information with her. She had recently attended a catheter training course but was unaware of the new range of catheters you offer. I will be reporting back to my local Health Board Anerin Bevan and request that the Optitip® is added to my prescription.
Helps Protect Against Infection
Fewer infections means fewer antibiotics and better health
Fewer blockages means fewer catheter changes and trips to hospital
Reduces Trauma & Catheter Pain
Catheter changes no longer have to be painful ordeals
What Optitip® Users Are Saying
The main problem I have found with all catheters is the suction on the mucosa. The Optitip® is the only catheter I know that greatly alleviates from this problem. I used the Optitip® for 6
weeks. In that time I had no infection issues and no blockages…I have had no spasms in the bladder since using this type of catheter. It is simply amazing.
Since using the new style Optitip® catheter for some months, I have found I have not had as many infections, problems such as blockages, or discomfort as I had with the original National Health ones.
I am currently in an advanced stage of multiple sclerosis and have been using suprapubic catheters since 2010. Over time I had been having problems with catheters causing pain in the bladder and painful spasms of bladder and legs which occasionally affected my bowels as well.
The Optitip® catheter has greatly, greatly improved my quality of life! I no longer have bladder pains from pointed catheter tips and therefore have no catheter induced spasms of bladder, legs or bowels. A huge bonus is that I realised that my bladder infection occurrences have dripped a significant amount, I estimate 85%.
My grateful thanks to LINC for introducing the Optitip® catheter to me. The difference this has made to my life and my health is huge.
What Practitioners Are Saying
[LINC Medical] has now brought out the Optitip® catheter, which again is open tipped, with the balloon when inflated being almost level with the tip of the catheter, a further drainage hole lies beneath the balloon. This makes the catheter particularly helpful for those patient with large amounts of sediment. For example, one of my patients (a long-term user of suprapubic catheters) trialled the Optitip® and finds it not only very comfortable, but also that infection rates have dropped by 80% in the nine months of using it.
We have had very good success with the Optitip®. The catheter does seem to be more comfortable for pateints, and bladder spasm is less. I haven’t noticed any increase in infections rates. We have been able to extend catheter changing times as blockages reduced in 90 per cent of patients. Most patients are very happy as less blockages! Overall we like it a lot.
Not All Catheters Are Built The Same
Problems with Standard Catheters
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100% Medical Grade Silicone (Latex Free)
Licensed for Urethral & Suprapubic use for up to 12 weeks
5% Glycerine Inflation Syringe Included
Free Empty Syringe for balloon deflation
Free Lubricant Gel Included
Want it on Prescription?
The Optitip catheter is available on prescription and can be ordered using the following codes:
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