Hydrophilic coated catheters have a layer of a pre-lubricated coating that is bound to the catheter
surface. The pre-lubricated coating absorbs and binds water to the hydrophilic catheter, resulting
in a thick, smooth and slippery surface. The coating layer remains intact upon introduction into the
urethra and ensures lubrication of the urethra in its entire length.
The surface layer of lubricated urinary catheters has a hydrophilic coating.
The hydrophilic surface is a very wet and slippery surface that has s very lower friction than traditional catheters with gel
The catheter provides smoother insertion and enhanced patient comfort.
The Lubricated hydrophilic coating helps reduce irritation of the urethral mucosa and minimize encrustation.
The catheter has good tissue biocompatibility and reduces the mucosal trauma thereby reduces the infection.