Travel Tips for Catheter Users


Summer is often a good reason for travelling.  Leaving your home when you have to catheterize requires that you make some extra preparations for both your journey and stay.  Here are some things to make your trip much easier:

Pack smart:

Long travels can be a challenge.  SpeediCath Compact Catheters are great for travelling, as they don’t take up much space in your bag.  SpeediCath Compact Set is a discreet catheter with a bag attached, which is a great alternative to limited access to washrooms.

Prepare for airport security:

Some catheters contain liquids. Bring a travel certificate that says that your baggage contains medical devices.  You can request one here

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Important Safety Information: SpeediCath Cathetesr are indicated for use by patients with chronic urine retention and patients with a post void residual volume (PVR) due to neurogenic and non-neurogenic voiding dysfunction. The catheter is inserted into the urethra to reach the bladder allowing urine to drain. The device is intended for females only. Choose the catheter design that you and your physician decide will best meet your unique needs. Patients performing self-catheterization should follow the advice of, and direct questions about use of the product to, their medical professional. Before using the device, carefully read the product labels and information accompanying the device including the instructions for use which contain additional safety information. The SpeediCath catheter is for single-use only; discard it after use. If you experience symptoms of a urinary tract infection, or are unable to pass the catheter into the bladder, contact your healthcare professional. The risk information provided here is not comprehensive. To learn more, talk to your healthcare provider. For further information, call Coloplast Canada Corporation at 1-877-820-7008 and/or consult the company website at