Lubricating gel

There has been much controversy around the use of anaesthetic gel versus lubricant. Currently the use of lubricating gel is recommended, but an anaesthetic gel might be considered where there is a history of difficult catheterisation, autonomic dysreflexia or by patient request.

Optilube
  • 6ml, 11ml syringe (£0.90, £0.95)

For all children / young people please refer to the Paediatric Bladder and Bowel Care Specialist Nurses.

Notes

  1. The Bard catheter pack only contains a lubricating gel so an additional prescription will need to be obtained for lignocaine gel. Please refer to the current local organisational policy.

 

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