OptiLube Active CHG Free

OptiLube Active CHG Free is ideally suited to patients with a contraindication or sensitivity to Chlorhexidine. OptiLube Active CHG Free is part of our catheterisation jelly range, a range of sterile, lubricating pre-filled syringes, developed specifically for use during urethral catheterisation.

Chlorhexidine has been identified as the cause of hypersensitivity reactions in some patients, which is why we offer a choice of three catheterisation jellies.

OptiLube Active CHG Free contains Lidocaine 2%, meaning the patient benefits from a sterile lubrication with the local anaesthetic properties.

Features and benefits:

  • Available in 6ml (female) and 11ml (male) volumes.
  • Each syringe is individually wrapped in a rupture resistant blister pack.
  • Syringe falls easily from its protective blister packaging, supporting an Aseptic Non Touch Technique.
  • Manufacturing, expiry dates, and LOT numbers, on each syringes tear off strip are easy to retain for accurate recording.
  • Provided in a familiar and recommended syringe format.
  • Easy-to-prime syringe for precise and controlled application of sterile lubrication.
  • Rounded tip for comfort when inserting into the urethra.
  • Latex-free

Manufactured by: Istem Medikal Ltd.

The importance of catheterisation jelly

The purpose of using water-soluble, sterile, lubricating jelly during catheterisation is to dilate and lubricate the urethra, allowing the clinician to access the opening and smoothly insert the catheter, minimising pain and discomfort for the patient.

By using a sterile lubricating jelly supplied in a pre-filled syringe, this allows effective instillation into the urethra, ensuring the entire urethra is lubricated before insertion of the catheter.

Making an informed choice

To make an informed choice for your patient, you need to know what options are available to you. We offer three choices of catheterisation jelly, each available in 6ml (female) or 11ml (male) pre-filled syringes.

All pre-filled syringes in our catheterisation jelly range are single-use, sterile, and designed specifically for use during catheterisation procedures.

OptiLube Active contains local anaesthetic (Lidocaine 2%) and antiseptic (Chlorhexidine Gluconate 0.05%)

OptiLube Active CHG Free contains local anaesthetic (Lidocaine 2%).

OptiLube sterile lubrication contains no active ingredients.

Ordering information

  • OptiLube Active CHG Free contains anaesthetic (Lidocaine 2%). It’s ideally suited to patients with contraindications to Chlorhexidine Gluconate.

    Pr NameOptiLube Active CHG Free 6ml pre-filled syringeOptiLube Active CHG Free 11ml pre-filled syringe
    Pr Code 11671168
    PIP Code404-0663404-0671
    NPC CodeFST 887 FST 888
    Inner PackPack of 10Pack of 10
    Outer PackCase of 200Case of 200

Want to know more?

Download Instructions for Use

Full instructions for use are included with all our products. You can download and view the OptiLube Active CHG Free IFU by clicking the button below. 

Download IFU

Last revision date December 2023.

Contact us to request a copy of the IFU.

What people have to say about OptiLube Active CHG Free

  • “After years of having to forewarn patients of the stinging feeling to come, I am able to catheterise patients comfortably with OptiLube Active CHG Free. I have had no negative feedback at all from the patients I have used it with and no reports of infection either.”

    Elizabeth KetcherCroydon University Hospital
  • “After using OptiLube Active CHG Free, I was very happy with the product. I didn’t experience any stinging.”

    Nigel Moody - PatientSouthampton
  • “Thank you for finally providing a gel without Chlorhexidine.”

    Dahlia Lewis - CNS Bladder DysfunctionLancaster Suite, Croydon University Hospital