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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the lubricant on the InstantCath and InstantCath Protect catheters?
The lubricant is a water soluble gel, approved for medical use. For details of the ingredients, contact Hollister Limited on 0800 521377.
What is the InstantCath intermittent catheter made from?
The catheter is made from silicone coated PVC. For more information contact Hollister Limited on 0800 521377.
What is Advance made from?
It is a PVC catheter which has a silicone gel reservoir. The lubricant has a number of constituents. For more information email Jackie McPhail at jackie.mcphail@hollister.com .
Can the Drainable Faecal Collector be used for people who are sitting down?
The Drainable Faecal Collector from Hollister Limited is beneficial for patients who are immobile and lying in bed.
How long can the Drainable Faecal Collector stay in place?
The Drainable Faecal Collector can be left in situ for 24 hours or longer, so frequent changes are avoided. The skin barrier may last longer on some individuals. For details of how to apply the collector, contact Hollister Limited on 0800 521377.
How long can the Retracted Penis Pouch stay on for?
The Retracted Penis Pouch from Hollister can stay in situ for 24 - 48 hours. The skin barrier may last longer in some individuals. For details on how to apply the Retracted Penis Pouch, contact Hollister on 0800 521377.
Do you need to shave before applying the Retracted Penis Pouch?
You need to shave the area around the penis prior to using the Retracted Penis Pouch, alternatively if hair growth is sparse, cut the hair carefully with scissors. Do not apply the skin gel wipes straight after shaving, as this will sting.
Are all products available on Drug Tariff?
The majority of products sold by Hollister Limited are on Drug Tariff. If you are not sure, contact Hollister on 0800 521377.
How many InstantCath and InstantCath Protect catheters are in a box?
There are 25 catheters in a box.
What sizes is the InstantCath intermittent catheter available in?
The intermittent catheter is available in 20cm length, in 8ch, 10ch, 12ch and 14ch. The 40cm length is available in 6ch, 10ch, 12ch, 14ch and 16ch. For more information contact Hollister Limited on 0800 521377.
Can the InstantCath catheter be used without the packaging?
The catheters can be used without the packaging, for details contact the Hollister Customer Care Team on 0800 521377. However, it is best to use the no-touch technique by using the packaging as this ensures no contamination from your hands.
Does the gel on InstantCath and InstantCath Protect have anaesthetic qualities?
The gel on InstantCath and InstantCath Protect intermittent catheter, is not an analgesic gel. It is purely to lubricate the catheter to ensure easy insertion and removal. For more details on InstantCath and InstantCath Protect intermittent catheters, phone Hollister Limited on 0800 521377.
Does any lubricant get left in the urethra and is it likely to cause any problems?
As the gel on InstantCath and InstantCath Protect is fully water soluble and approved for medical use, this will not cause any problems.
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