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When it comes to intermittent catheters, the terms pre-lubricated, self-lubricated, and hydrophilic are used interchangeably. However, they are not ... [read more]
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Coloplast SpeediCath - Compact Male Hydrophilic Intermittent Catheter

4243
  • Easily fits in pants pocket or back pack
  • 700 ml SpeediBag bag is included for urine collection
  • Pre-hydrated intermittent catheter makes cathing much easier
  • Disposal: put catheter back in case and twist close, then discard
From $100.23

ConvaTec Tiemann GentleCath - 16" Hydrophilic Coude Catheter

4257
  • Sterile
  • Hydrophilic coating
  • Insertion sleeve included, makes for easy use and clean up
  • Innovative packaging is easy to prep while maintaining sterility
From $1.75

Bard Magic 3 - 16" Hydrophilic Coude Catheter with Insertion Sleeve

4305
  • All silicone design eliminates the potential risks associated with latex and PVC catheters
  • Insertion sleeve included, makes for easy use and clean up
  • Innovative packaging is easy to prep while maintaining sterility
  • Hydrophilic coating
  • Latex free
From $3.52

Bard Magic 3 - 6" Hydrophilic Female Catheter

4306
  • Sterile
  • Latex and PVC free
  • Sterile water packet included
  • Secure grip area for easy handling
From $1.68

Coloplast Self-Cath Plus - 16" Soft Hydrophilic Straight Catheter

4308
  • Sterile
  • Latex free
  • Hydrophilic coating activates with water
  • Uncoated Gripzone area for easier handling
From $1.97

Bard Magic 3 Go - 6" Hydrophilic Female Catheter

4350
  • Sterile
  • Latex free
  • No water or lubricant needed
  • Ergonomically designed area for a secure grip for easier insertion
From $1.70

ConvaTec GentleCath - 16" Hydrophilic Catheter Kit

4352
  • Sterile
  • Hydrophilic catheter with insertion kit
  • Insertion sleeve, no direct hand contact with catheter
  • Helps in the reduction of Urinary Tract Infections
From $26.08

Cure Ultra - 5" Pre-Lubricated Female Catheter

4378
  • Small, easy to use packaging
  • No DEHP, BPA, or latex
  • Pre lubricated
  • Straight tip with funnel end
  • Fire polished eyelets
From $0.84

Cure Ultra - 16" Pre Lubricated Straight Catheter

4466
  • Sterile
  • Length: 16"
  • Easy tear top
  • French size: 12, 14, and 16
  • "No roll" connector/funnel end
  • Polished eyelets for easier insertion
  • Intermittent catheter with easy grip sleeve
From $0.97

Cure Ultra - 16" Pre-Lubricated Coude Catheter

4512
  • Sterile
  • Length: 16"
  • "No roll" connector
  • Smooth eyelet design
  • Funnel end with easy grip sleeve
From $1.25

SpeediCath - 13" Flex Coude Pro Hydrophilic Coude Catheter

4513
  • Sterile and latex free
  • Protective plastic sleeve
  • French sizes: 12, 14, and 16
  • Pocket style available in 12 and 14 Fr.
  • Available in pocket size packaging
From $4.34

SpeediCath - Compact Plus Hydrophilic Female Catheter

4520
  • Hydrophilic catheter
  • Free of latex, PVC, and phthalates
  • 2 cm longer than traditional Speedicath Compact
From $1.76

Hollister Onli - 16" Hydrophilic Straight Catheter

4521
  • Sterile
  • Straight tip
  • Simple to use
  • Easy open package
  • Pre-hydrated catheter
From $1.66

Rusch FloCath Quick - 8" Hydrophilic Female Catheter

32511
  • Drainage bag, skin prep, underpad, and gloves included
  • Travel-friendly catheter kit
  • Latex free
  • Sterile
From $182.75

GentleCath Glide - 16" Hydrophilic Intermittent Catheter

32567
  • Gripper sleeve for sanitation
  • Funnel-shaped end
  • Water sachet included
  • Sterile
From $1.78

ConvaTec GentleCath Tiemann - 16" Hydrophilic Coude Catheter Kit

32640
  • Sterile
  • Hydrophilic catheter with insertion kit
  • Insertion sleeve, no direct hand contact with catheter
  • Helps in the reduction of Urinary Tract Infections
From $28.74

Wellspect SimPro Now - 16" Hydrophilic Straight Catheter

32718
  • Hydrophilic catheter for smooth insertion and withdrawal
  • Touch-free insertion means you don't have to touch the catheter
  • Made by the makers of Lofric catheters
  • Smooth eyelets
  • Includes sterile water, grip sleeve, and insertion guide
From $0.62

Wellspect SimPro Now - 16" Hydrophilic Coude Catheter

32721
  • Hydrophilic catheter includes sterile water sachet
  • Grip sleeve allows for touch-free catheterization
  • Coude Tiemann for difficult insertion around scar tissue or enlarged prostate
  • SimPro Now has smooth eyelets, latex free, funnel end
  • Each sterile coude catheter is indivdally packaged
From $0.98

SpeediCath Soft Hydrophilic Male Catheter

32960
  • Flexible design
  • 13" straight catheter
  • Slick hydrophilic coating
  • Soft insertion grip
  • Easy-to-open packaging
  • Latex free
From $1.65

Bard MAGIC3 GO - Male Hydrophilic Catheter

32972
  • Silicone
  • Includes Sure-Grip insertion sleeve
  • CleanGlide Technology
  • Three layer silicone technology
  • Comfort designed tapered tip
  • Easy carry, discreet packaging
From $1.70

Hollister Infyna Chic Hydrophilic Intermittent Female Catheter

33052
  • Easy to open and close with one hand
  • Will not leak when reclosed
  • Easy to grip and remove from case
  • Available in 10 - 14 FR
  • Sold by the each and the box of 30
  • Discreet case with a pearlescent finish with a satin sheen
From $1.61

BD Ready-To-Use 16” Hydrophilic Coude Catheter

33108
  • 16" catheter
  • Hydrophilic coating for smooth insertion
  • Touch-free insertion aid
  • Angled coude tip
  • Free of latex, BPA, and DEHP
From $2.78

BD Ready-To-Use 16” Straight Hydrophilic Catheter

33109
  • Straight catheter
  • 16" in length
  • Pre-lubricated with PVP hydrophilic coating
  • Fire polished eyelets
  • Contains no latex, BPA, or DEHP
From $1.61

BD Ready-To-Use 7.5" Hydrophilic Female Catheter

33110
  • Shorter 7.5" length fits the female urethra
  • Hydrophilic PVP coating
  • Two polished eyelets
  • Integrated insertion aid
  • BPA, DEHP, latex, and phthalate free
From $1.62
Description

When it comes to intermittent catheters, the terms pre-lubricated, self-lubricated, and hydrophilic are used interchangeably. However, they are not exactly the same. Hydrophilic catheters are intermittent catheters that are packaged with a lubricated coating and a sterile saline solution. The sterile saline solution is in a pouch inside the packaging. The pouch of saline will need to be broken by the user. Once the sachet is broken, the saline solution interacts with the hydrophilic coating on the catheter and makes the catheter surface very slippery. This greatly reduces the amount of pressure you have to apply when inserting the catheter, making cathing easier. We also carry hydrophilic catheters that do not require activation. The saline solution is already mixed within the catheter packaging. This eliminates one step of the cathing process. Please see our blog on the types of hydrophilic catheters for more information.

Pre-lubricated catheters, also called self-lubricated catheters, are covered in a “no drip” sterile lubricating gel when you buy them. They are immediately ready for insertion after opening. You do not need to purchase a separate catheter lubricant. Pre-lubricated catheters are less messy than uncoated catheters, which require separate lubricant. Pre-lubricated catheters make it easy to cath away from home. You won't have to carry around as many supplies and you don't have to worry about applying lubricant in a public restroom. Cure Medical is a popular brand of pre-lubricated catheters.

Uncoated catheters have no lubricant on them when you purchase them. They are very cost effective compared to hydrophilic or pre-lubricated catheters. When using a standard catheter, is common to apply lubricating jelly to the catheter before insertion. This will make cathing easy and you won't have to apply as much force to insert the catheter. Applying less pressure reduces your risk of causing urethral trauma. We offer catheter lubricant in tubes and individually-wrapped packets. The single use packets are especially convenient to use on-the-go.

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