UTIs are a common concern for catheter users

41% of all users of intermittent catheters find UTIs a daily concern*. If you have worries, or feel uncertain about how to reduce your risk of UTIs, you’re not alone. Indeed, with many catheter users experiencing two or more UTIs every year, they represent a significant source of concern.

*IC user survey (Countries; US, UK, DE, ML, FR, IT), Jan 2016 (n=2942)

What can cause UTIs?

The precise cause of UTIs is unclear, and while there are several practical steps you can take to reduce your risk of having one, you should always consult a healthcare professional if you get one, or if you have questions.

You can download our free Understanding Urinary Tract Infections eBook for advice on how to reduce UTIs, covering the following topics:

  • Hygiene
  • Routine & compliance
  • SpeediCath benefits

FREE guide on how to keep your bladder healthy

Our free guide to understanding UTIs includes tips and advice on how you can avoid them.

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SpeediCath - The most preferred catheters in the UK & Ireland*

We know that using the right catheter can have a big impact on your quality of life, research shows that being satisfied with your catheter solution, is very important for maintaining a good routine and thereby ensuring good bladder health.

Like many other users in the UK & Ireland you’ve chosen a SpeediCath catheter as your catheter of choice. Coloplast has been setting the standards of catheter design and performance for over 15 years. Studies show that SpeediCath catheters are preferred by users for their convenience, speed and discretion.

*Coloplast sales data, IMS, PCA, 2015/2016

What makes SpeediCath a SpeediCath?

With many unique benefits why would you ever want to change your brand of catheter: 


Ready to use

  • To ensure catheterisation takes up as little time as possible, our catheters are pre-lubricated so instantly-to-use, with no mess or fuss.

Easy to use

  • Our SpeediCath catheters are simple and intuitive to use. The ring pull feature offers easy opening and the adhesive dot ensures that the catheter stays where it is placed.

Maximising your comfort

  • Our unique hydrophilic coating and polished eyelets minimise surface friction and create a soft transition, ensuring a smooth and pain free insertion and withdrawal.

Less urinary tract infections**

  • Twice as many patients are UTI-free over a 12 month of using SpeediCath Standard.

Environmentally friendly 

  • Our SpeediCath range is PVC and phthalate free, limiting environmental impact ad ensuring your health isn’t compromised.


**Cardenas D, Intermittent catheterisation with a hydrophilic-coated catheter delays the occurrence 14 of urinary tract infection in patients with acute spinal cord injury: A prospective, randomized, parallel, multi-center trial. PM&R 2011, in press.
De Ridder DJ, Everaert K, Fernández LG, Valero JV, Durán AB, Abrisqueta ML,Ventura MG, Sotillo AR. Intermittent catheterisation with hydrophilic-coated catheters (SpeediCath) reduces the risk of clinical urinary tract infection in spinal cord injured

Find the correct SpeediCath catheter solution to meet your needs

Coloplast are focussed on making lives easier for people with very personal and private medical conditions. Working closely with our consumers and healthcare professionals, we create solutions that are sensitive to your individual needs. Whatever the reason, Coloplast are committed to improving your quality of life through the provision of products and services designed to make the management of your continence symptoms easier and more convenient.

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