OptiLube sterile lubricating jelly

OptiLube sterile lubricating jelly is a medical device, developed to aid the smooth insertion of medical devices during a range of examinations and procedures.

OptiLube is water-soluble, transparent, and formulated to adhere well to gloves and instruments.

The use of sterile lubricating jelly during procedures and examinations reduces the risk of pain and trauma to the patient, by reducing resistance of the equipment as it is inserted.

We offer OptiLube sterile lubricating jelly in a range of sizes and formats, from 2.7g sachets, up to 113g tubes. Our range of formats allows the clinician to select the size most suitable for the procedure, reducing product waste and promoting best practice infection prevention with the use of our single-use formats.

Sterile, single-use sachets

OptiLube sterile lubricating jelly is available in 2.7g, 5g and 20g sachets. Our sachets are easy to open and designed for procedures requiring a smaller volume of lubrication. These single-use sachets promote best practice infection prevention and aid in reducing cross contamination between patients. And have a shelf life of up to 5 years.

Our 20g sachet is supplied double-wrapped and is sterile inside and outside the sachet.

Larger volume tubes

When more lubricant is required, we offer OptiLube sterile lubricating jelly in 42g, 82g and 113g tubes with flip-caps to allow easy opening and closing for reapplication. OptiLube tubes are supplied sterile and remain sterile until opened. Once opened they have a shelf life of up to 3 months.

Tubes with a difference

OptiLube is also available in a 10g tube with a wider opening.

OptiLube Reach is our tube with an elongated nozzle, designed for use during procedures where precise application of sterile lubrication is required.

Lubrication for catheterisation

In addition to our OptiLube sachets and tubes, we also have a range of catheterisation jelly syringes, developed specifically for use during catheterisation. All pre-filled syringes in our catheterisation jelly range are single-use and sterile.

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 syringe contains no active ingredients.

For more information about our sterile lubricating jelly range, or to request a free sample, call us on +44 (0) 845 643 5479 or email enquiries@optimummedical.co.uk

Ordering information

OptiLube sterile lubricating jelly is available in a range of single-use and larger format options.

  • Pr NameOptiLube 2.7g sachetOptiLube 5g sachetOptiLube 20g sachet
    Pr Code112311201119
    PIP CodeN/A357-8275N/A
    NPC CodeN/AFTM 306N/A
    Inner PackBox of 144Box of 150Box of 20
    Outer PackCase of 1440Case of 1500Case of 200
  • Pr NameOptiLube 5g tubeOptiLube 42g tubeOptiLube 82g tubeOptiLube 113g tubeOptiLube 10g tube
    Pr Code11241121112211271114
    PIP Code362-8856357-7012357-8283N/AN/A
    NPC CodeFTM 293FTM 294FTM 299FTM 300N/A
    Inner PackBox of 48Box of 12Box of 12Box of 12Box of 30
    Outer PackCase of 480Case of 72Case of 72Case of 72Case of 300
  • Pr NameOptiLube Reach 5g tubeOptiLube Reach 15g tube
    Pr Code11401141
    PIP CodeN/AN/A
    NPC CodeN/AN/A
    Inner PackBox of 36Box of 24
    Outer PackCase of 360Case of 240

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Download Instructions for Use

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

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Last revision date April 2024.
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What people have to say about OptiLube

  • I use OptiLube 5g sachets several times a day. I had cancer and my voice box was removed so I have to breath and voice through a hole in my neck called a stoma. I have a stoma stud which houses a filter to protect my lungs. The hole in my neck became very sore so I was unable to insert the stoma stud which as you can imagine was not ideal. I became very frustrated and down in the dumps. I was on the internet looking for something that could help me and found OptiLube. I thought this could be my saviour and how right I was. I immediately contacted Optimum Medical and they sent out a free sample of OptiLube sterile lubricating jelly. I can’t thank Optimum Medical enough – OptiLube has changed my life.

    Desmond BirchCheshire, UK
  • My husband has a urethral stricture which was the result of an operation he had as a child. He self catheterises once a week usually as this keeps the stricture open. He previously didn’t use lubricant but found it difficult doing the procedure and kept getting water infections following. Since using OptiLube pre-filled syringes he finds it much easier and hasn’t had one water infection since.

    Jacqueline JacksonRotherham, UK
  • Choosing the OptiLube range has been a great decision for my practice and patients. The gel is high quality and consistently performs extremely well on all of the many procedures it is required for.

    Dr Donna KerschnerYork, UK
  • Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust changed to Optilube sterile 5g sachets back in November 2010. The Clinicians like the small individual sachets. The gel has the right consistency and suits all our clinical needs. We are very happy with the product.

    Michaela FairestSheffield, UK