Curan Lady and Curan Man Catheters
Our range of intermittent self-catheterisation (ISC) Curan catheters are mess-fee, easy to use and discreet. Available in both male and female versions they are sterile, single use and designed for those who carry out ISC.
Our Curan Man and Curan Lady catheters are sterile and single use, designed for men and women who carry out intermittent self-catheterisation. Our catheters are pre-lubricated with a mess-free hydrogel coating and the soft Blue Grip® featured on the Curan Man catheter allows for non-touch application. The discreet, compact design means both our catheters can be easily stored in a pocket or bag and the grip and twist lid allows quiet and easy opening, even with limited dexterity. A combination of the hydrogel coating and smooth polished eyelets ensures comfortable insertion and removal and if you’re away from home, both the Curan Man and Curan Lady can be resealed in the packaging after use, for disposal at your convenience.
To find out more about our Curan range, visit our website at www.clinimed.co.uk
First of all, this catheter is so discrete. It's small enough to fit in your handbag and looks just like a slightly chunky pen. I have trouble with my grip and fine motor control, but I can open the twist off cap really easily. Brilliant to be able to do it without asking someone! The catheter is easy and smooth to use, use doesn't involve any preparation or waiting which is brilliant. It doesn't need any special disposal, just slotting back together again. I think this is a great portable, discrete, easy to use product.
I found the Curan Lady Catheter a very neat design which would be very discreet to carry in either a handbag or pocket. It is easy to open. I did find it a little difficult to use as the funnel is small to hold onto when you are using it. The Catheter was comfortable to insert and remove. It had good lubrication. It had decent urine flow down the Catheter. The information the company provided with the Catheter is easy to follow. I did like the fact that if you are unable to dispose of the Catheter immediately that it can be replaced into the tube and fully resealed to carry with you until a bin is located.
I tried Curan Man catheters in place of my usual ones and found them to be bendier and less easy to control. This made them more difficult to guide past my urethral strictures and a couple of times I wasn't able to do so at all. It could be that I have just got used to my normal catheters but I also found the packaging chunkier and less discrete than for those I currently use, and the catheters more difficult to replace back into the packaging to dispose of. At the same time, the hard plastic package gave confidence that the catheter would not be damaged in a bag when travelling. The catheter itself was well lubricated and not sticky, but I wouldn't swap my usual catheters for these.
The Curan Lady catheter is certainly discreet and easy to carry. The catheters I currently use are much longer and therefore not so easy to carry about, particularly when you are going to the toilet whilst at work or when out-and-about. The downside for me was that the Curan catheter had a shorter tube compared to my current catheter and so it's not as easy to fully empty your bladder. It would be useful if you could extend the tube as required. Also, the lubrication isn't as good as on my current catheter. A more general issue is about catheters being made from plastic - given the increased knowledge about plastics and the environment, companies will need to develop a suitable alternative or at least make them recyclable. My summing up would be to give this catheter a go, but for me it had pros and cons.
The Curan Catheter female catheter is a very discrete product and well designed, it is very handy to carry around when you are out and about. There is no snapping sachets to lubricate etc. The catheter was relatively easy to use. Although it was not quite so comfortable to insert, also it did seem a little shorter than my usual brand and it was not easy to hold once in place.The catheter does not have an attached bag and that was something I would have preferred. It is simple to dispose of just slotting back into the original holder and drop in the nearest appropriate waste bin. This product is better than some brands, being much more discrete and also quicker to get ready for use.
I found that the catheter was too bendy. I would also prefer a detachable disposable bag to attach to the catheter. This would be far more convenient when catheterising in public toilets.