Instillagel and self-catheterization
Catheterization requires the insertion of a thin tube called a catheter into your urethra to drain urine collected in your bladder. Your doctor may recommend that you insert a catheter at home (called self-catheterization) if you have:
- Urinary retention (inability to drain urine from your bladder on your own)
- Urinary incontinence (inability to control release of urine from your bladder)
- A medical condition such as multiple sclerosis or spinal cord injury
To facilitate the self-catheterization process, Instillagel is introduced into your urethra prior to the insertion of the catheter.
Your healthcare professional will instruct you on how to properly administer Instillagel, as well as how to perform self-catheterization. Instillagel comes in pre-filled, easy-to-use syringes of 6 mL and 11 mL. Only use the amount of Instillagel that your doctor has recommended.
- Adult men: Usual dose is 11 mL.
- Adult women: Usual dose is 6 mL.
- Children: Your doctor will instruct you on the appropriate dose for your child.
Click here to find out what you should know before using Instillagel.