The importance of using single-use formats of lubrication

OptiLube sterile lubricating jelly has been specifically formulated to offer effective lubrication for a wide range of clinical procedures, across a wide range of specialisms.

OptiLube is a water-soluble lubricating jelly, used to aid the smooth insertion of medical devices into the body, reducing the risk of pain, trauma and infection. OptiLube effectively adheres to gloves and instruments, without causing damage to rubber or metal equipment.

OptiLube 5g sachet

Hayley Edwards, Senior Registrar in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, uses the OptiLube 5g sachet when performing speculum and vaginal examinations and discusses why the single-use 5g sachet is her preferred format of OptiLube.


“In a hospital environment, with all the best cleaning in the world, there is potential for cross contamination and single-use sterile sachets minimise this risk to our patients.”

“In this day and age, it’s very important to use single-use sachets because they’re less likely to get contaminated or be exposed to bacteria and they’re actually quite handy to carry around.”

A sterile, water-based formulation is the preferred lubricant for many clinicians in the UK, Hayley explains, “We’ve been using water-based lubricants here in the UK for many years now as the older style, oil-based lubricants can damage polymers. For example, rubber gloves or certain other materials that we may use in procedures.”

Available in a range of formats

OptiLube sterile lubricating jelly is available in sachets, tubes and syringes. Our water-soluble lubricating jelly is used to ease the insertion of medical devices into the body. OptiLube can be used across many departments and procedures.

For more information about OptiLube and its intended uses download our Instructions for use here.

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