Instillagel for use in a hospital or clinic setting

Male and female catheterization

Catheterization involves inserting a thin tube called a catheter into your urethra to help drain urine from your bladder. You may require catheterization in a hospital or clinic setting:

  • If you are unable to empty the urine in your bladder (urinary retention)
  • If you have trouble controlling when you urinate (urinary incontinence)
  • To drain your bladder after surgery

Both men and women can undergo catheterization.
Before the catheter is inserted, your doctor or nurse will fill your urethra with Instillagel using a needle-less,
pre-filled syringe. Instillagel coats the entire urethra evenly, easing the catheterization process.


Cystoscopy is another type of procedure done in a hospital or clinic setting, which may require the use of Instillagel. Cystoscopy involves the insertion of an instrument called a ‘cystoscope’ into the urethra so that your doctor can examine inside your bladder or urethra.

The application process of Instillagel remains the same, but your doctor or nurse may decide to use a higher dose of Instillagel
(i.e., more than one syringe of Instillagel).

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