Freedom Clear Male External Catheter from Coloplast

Available in multiple quantities. 100% Latex-Free Catheter Designed for Comfortable Everyday Wear

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The Freedom Clear catheter has a highly breathable, ultra-thin sheath that is more comfortable and healthier for the skin. The kink resistant nozzle eliminates kinking, urine back-up and catheter "blow-offs".
  • 100% Latex-Free
  • Ultra-thin sheath for increased breathability
  • Available in 5 sizes
  • Transparent
  • Kink-resistant nozzle
  • Freedom Clear Male External Catheter from Coloplast

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    This product has less aggressive adhesive than Clear Advantage with Aloe and is designed for everyday use. It is a 100% latex-free, self-adhering catheter and is made from clear material that allows you to check the condition of your skin at any time without removing the catheter. Because it is latex-free, it eliminates the risk of a latex reaction that could cause skin irritation.

  • Latex-Free: If latex allergies are a concern, choose the 100% latex-free Freedom Clear® Catheters.

  • Kink Resistant: Optimal nozzle length to eliminate kinking, urine back-up and catheter "blowoffs".

  • Comfort: The adhesive is placed only where you need it. The Freedom Clear® has an ultra-thin sheath designed for comfortable everyday wear.

  • Value: All the value you want, from a company you know.

  • Transparent Sheath: Freedom Clear catheters are transparent, which makes it easy to visually monitor skin condition. More breathable than latex catheters, they allow perspiration to evaporate through the catheter instead of being trapped inside against your skin.
  • Sub-Heading Available in multiple quantities. 100% Latex-Free Catheter Designed for Comfortable Everyday Wear
    Manufacturer SKU 5100, 5200, 5300, 5400, 5500, 5130, 5230, 5330, 5430, 5530
    Manufacturer Coloplast
    Brand Coloplast
    HCPCS Code A4359
    NDC # No
    Product Specifications No
    1. Good Product Review by Tony

      I would refer to a friend (Posted on 4/25/14)

    2. Great product Review by Leland

      I have recommended this through my physical therapist For any other stroke victims for overnight use (Posted on 3/31/14)

    3. How I remove Review by removal

      before applying the device, I make sure that hair in and around the shaft has been removed (razor), then the removal process, I use a alcohol based surgical foam that seems to cut the glue and free up the glue on the foreskin. (Posted on 12/27/13)

    4. Good product Review by ben

      I use it mainly for theatre and extended trips. It is easy to apply, but i do have a little trouble removing the catheter, but that is better than having it come off by itself. The instructions leave out one important step, remove any hair on the penis shaft before applying. It makes removal less painful. (Posted on 12/27/13)

    5. Way too small the diameter is the OD, not ID Review by Bob

      I just assumed the diameter listed was the inside diameter..that's the dimension that counts, not the outside diameter. Now I have 50 caths that I cannot use while recovering from prostate radiation treatment. (Posted on 12/22/13)

    6. So far so good. Review by Ron

      I've used it about a half dozen times and it's what I expected. (Posted on 11/25/13)

    7. Great product Review by rick

      I no longer have to map out bathroom stops when traveling by car. Very comfortable when used. Only slightly difficult and slightly painful when removing. How about some comments from users on different methods they use to remove it? (Posted on 5/31/13)
      I 've had some irritation. (Posted on 10/25/13)

    8. Glad I got this! Review by Grandpa Pete

      I've used this product three times. The first time it worked well until the condom came off--wrong size. The next two times it functioned perfectly. What a relief! I wish I'd known about this product earlier. It saved numerous trips to the bathroom when that would have been inconvenient or impossible. (Posted on 8/1/13)

    9. No need to find bathroom every half hour Review by P

      Great product. I no longer have to map out bathroom stops when traveling by car. Very comfortable when used. Only slightly difficult and slightly painful when removing. How about some comments from users on different methods they use to remove it? (Posted on 5/31/13)

    10. Great Review by johng22

      Great (Posted on 5/17/13)

    11. poor value overall. Review by Peter

      I had to pay over £30 to the Royal mail to get this consignment, which made it uncompetitive. So I won't be using you again, but will have to buy in my own country. (Posted on 5/2/13)

    12. Didn't work for me Review by Big-T

      Good product but it didn't work for me. I got it to use at work as I rarely get restroom breaks. My penis is such that the head retracts inward (dont know the medical term for this) leaving foreskin very loose and the product is then attached to this loose foreskin and when urinating it doesn't feel like it will stay on. The concept is great, but I need something else as I cant risk having it come off causing a MESS. (Posted on 4/27/13)

    13. Excellent product, serves the purpose. Review by Batman

      Excellent product. Meets expectations in all regards. (Posted on 4/7/13)

    14. good product, will buy again Review by Jann

      These catheters are much thinner than the others I tried, are easier to put on, adhere really well. They are a little more difficult to remove because they are so thin and adhere so well. My husband wears them at night only, so we haven't noticed any irritation. There has not been an incident in which the catheter slipped off in the middle of the night. (Posted on 11/11/12)

    15. Being unfamiliar with the product I orded a much smaller external cathereter than I required, Review by Wylebilly

      Easy to use, stayed in place, although it was smaller than I needed. Very convenient and esaly removed with mess or fuse. (Posted on 11/4/12)

    16. Fantastic Product Review by Beansizebladder

      It is truly a life saver when attending college football games...Thank you! (Posted on 4/22/12)

    17. Positive shopping experience Review by Wellington

      Delivery in Canada without incident. (Posted on 1/30/12)

    18. Good Review by Bluesman

      I like the product very well however I wish the price was better, and delivery was faster. Thank you for the opportunity to respond. (Posted on 1/10/12)

    19. A very useful device Review by Rich

      I find this to be a great product. (Posted on 12/16/11)

    20. Excellent service Review by Pete

      Without the stadium kit I would not have been able to make my long car trips through Europe. Excellent quality and service. Jeff has always been extremely helpful. (Posted on 12/9/11)

    21. Good service was much appreciated Review by MR

      Rep was kind and efficient.
      Delivery response was quite favorable.
      Product works OK but if there is anything similar being developed that works even better, I certainly would like to know.
      (Posted on 10/24/11)

    22. Great Price, Great product Review by Syl

      An excellent price and delivery as expected for the quality product I need. Thank you! (Posted on 9/12/11)

    23. I don't have anything negative to say about the product Review by Proctor

      The product was delivered as expected and met all standards. I will definitely continue to use the product.
      (Posted on 6/24/11)

    24. I have nothin bad to say Review by George

      I've been buying from you for a few years now and find no reason to stop as you've delivered as expected every time. (Posted on 3/21/11)

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    F.A.Q. & Care Information


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    External Self-Catheters
    The male external catheter system (such as Mentor's Freedom Cath®) is a convenient, clean and comfortable method for dealing with a problem that has probably caused you physical, social, and psychological distress. The system consists of a male external catheter (or condom catheter) and a urine collection bag. The condom catheter is a soft sheath that rolls onto the penis just like a regular condom, except it has a specially-designed funnel end that connects to a drain tube and into a urine collection bag.

    With some preparation, your system will become as much a part of your daily routine as brushing your teeth. To get started, you?ll need to choose the type and size of external catheter and leg bag that is best suited to your own anatomy and lifestyle. Then learn the proper method of putting on, connecting, and removing the system, along with how to care for yourself and your system.

    There are several types and sizes of external catheters and leg bags. You should select the one that works best for you. For more information on the various external catheters available through Mentor, please visit Mentor Daily Management products.

    How To Use
    Once you've selected the catheter and urinary drainage bag you'll be using, you're ready to put it all together and start enjoying a new, stress-free way of managing urinary incontinence.

    Putting on your catheter:   Male external catheter chart

    You'll get the best results in managing your incontinence by using the right size catheter. A sizing guide is available to make it easy to choose the appropriate size for you. You can get one from your nurse or doctor, home healthcare dealer, or by calling Mentor's customer service. Freedom® Male External Catheters, designed to keep you comfortable and secure during normal everyday use, come in five sizes to ensure a precise fit. (For detailed descriptions, please see Mentor Daily Management products.)

    Before you put on your condom catheter, be sure that your penis is clean and totally dry.
  • Wash with soap and water and pat dry. Allow your skin to air dry for a few minutes more.
  • For more skin protection, you can apply a protective, waterproof barrier by using a Shield Skin™ wipe to coat the penis.
  • Wait about one minute for the waterproof dressing to dry completely before you put on your catheter. The skin of your penis should feel smooth and non-tacky to the touch.

  • Application
    Like anything new, putting on your catheter may feel awkward at first. Once you are familiar with the ins and outs of getting a good fit and positioning, you?ll be on your way to stress-free urinary control. Freedom Cath® condom catheters are designed for easy application. They are one-piece, with a special medical adhesive lining to keep the catheter moving with you and adjusting to the changing shape of your penis.

    To Apply
    1. When you take a self-adhering catheter from its package, unroll it one "notch" to loosen the adhesive as it sticks to itself. Then re-roll and apply. The sheath will go on smoothly.
    2. Hold the rolled catheter sheath so that the head of your penis fits in the cone but doesn?t rub against the bulb. (With the clear catheters, you can actually see that your penis is in the correct position.)
    3. Slowly unroll the adhesive-coated sheath along your penis. Squeeze the sheath all around your penis to seal the adhesive to your skin. This will prevent leakage and will keep your catheter securely in place. (A few "air bubbles" may remain. This is normal.)
    4. If there is extra, loose material in the sheath, pinch it together so that it sticks to itself. If there are too many wrinkles on the sheath, you may want to use the next smaller size.

    To Remove
    With a self-adhering condom catheter, simply roll the adhesive sheath back toward the head of your penis.

    Connecting the Urine Collection Bag
    The final step in connecting your external catheter system is to attach your leg bag to your condom catheter.

    1. Attach leg straps to your leg bag (smooth side up).
    2. Fasten the bag comfortably on your leg, either above, below, or at the side of your knee.
    3. Attach the bag firmly on your leg, but don?t over-tighten.
    4. The flutter valve on the bag should be at the top. (This one-way valve prevents urine from backing up into the catheter.)
    5. If you wear the bag above your knee, you may be able to connect the catheter directly to the valve on the bag. If you wear the bag below your knee, you will need to attach extension tubing between the bag and the catheter. Trim the tubing with heavy scissors to a length that is comfortable for you.
    6. Remove the cap from the connector valve (flutter valve) at the top of the bag. Insert this connector into either the extension tubing or all the way into the catheter stem.
    7. When you connect the catheter to the collection system, be sure the connector is inserted all the way to the bulb in the stem of the catheter.
    8. Be sure the drain at the bottom of the leg bag is closed. If the bag has a retaining band, tuck the drain up and under the band.

    Note: Some men prefer to connect the total system?catheter, tubing, and leg bag? before putting on the catheter. You may want to experiment to see which approach works better for you.

    Disconnecting and Emptying the Collection Bag
    Depending on the size you choose, you'll learn quickly how often you should empty your Freedom® leg bag.

    1. You may empty your bag by disconnecting the lower leg strap, holding the bottom of the bag steady over a toilet or other receptacle, and opening the lower drain. You don't have to disconnect the urine collection system to empty your bag.
    2. Freedom® bags are "disposable" but that doesn't mean you use them only once. If you take good care of it, you should be able to use a vinyl bag for about two weeks. Your doctor or nurse may have suggested that you switch daily between two bags. While you're wearing one, the other can be cleaned and dried for the next day.

    Tips, Care & Hints

    Always remember, there are a few "musts" to get the best results with your external catheter system:
    1. Be sure your condom catheter is the correct size and fit for you.
    2. Be sure your skin is clean and dry before you put on the condom catheter.
    3. Be sure the tip of your penis is positioned in the cone of the catheter but is not rubbing on the bulb. Squeeze the sheath.
    4. Learn how often your catheter should be changed to give you the greatest comfort and security. If it?s loose, change it.
    5. Examine your skin carefully each time you change your catheter.
    6. Check and empty your leg bag regularly and look for tubing kinks.
    7. Keep your collection tubing, bags, and fixtures clean and odor-free.

    Routine care and maintenance
    Developing a personal routine for changing your catheter, checking and cleaning your skin, and cleaning and changing your urine collection bags will help you get the best results most easily.

    How often you change your catheter will depend on several factors such as:

    � The type of catheter you use
    � Your own skin type
    � The climate
    � The types of soaps and lotions you use on your skin
    � Medications you take
    � Your diet

    The best way to set a schedule is by trial and observation. Check regularly on the fit and comfort of your own catheter. You'll quickly decide how long it is safe and comfortable to wear a particular kind of catheter before changing:

    1. If the catheter is loose, change it.
    2. If your skin feels irritated, take the catheter off and check, clean, and dry your skin before putting on a new catheter.
    3. If you notice a urine odor, take off your catheter, then clean and dry your skin before putting on a new one.
    4. Be sure your urine collection system is clean and your urine is flowing through the system

    Collection Bags

    To clean your vinyl leg bag or night collection bag after use, remove tubing and leg straps and rinse the bag with clear water.
    1. Use a solution of bleach and water (one ounce bleach to a quart of water) to remove stains and odor of urine from the bag and plastic tubing.
    2. Fill the bag with solution, making sure there is no air in the bag, and let it soak for 20-30 minutes.
    3. Rinse again with clear water and hang to dry.
    4. Soak tubing in the same solution, then rinse it and hang it to dry.
    5. Add about half a teaspoon of Ultra-Fresh® Odor Eliminator to the bag after you clean it.

    Over time, mineral deposits from your urine will build up in the collection bag. These deposits will clog the one-way valve and block the flow of urine. To keep your bags, connectors, valves, and tubing clog-free, soak them every few days in a solution of vinegar and water (four ounces of vinegar to a quart of water). Let connectors, valves, tubes, and bag soak for 6-8 hours, and then rinse with clear water.


    My penis is soft or retracts when I try to put on my catheter.
    Be patient and keep trying. You can do it! Grasp the base of your penis (nearest your body) and squeeze your penis to make it more rigid and smooth the skin forward. Then, when you put the cone of the catheter against your penis, "pinch" with your thumb and first two fingers to get a firm grip on your penis. Keep holding while you unroll the sheath of the catheter. Squeeze the adhesive inner liner of your catheter to your penis. Snip away any extra material that forms a roll at the base of your penis. This can bunch up and push the catheter off.

    My urine flows in sudden surges.
    The double-thick cone, bulb, and stem of the catheter are designed not to kink or twist when you move, so that even a sudden surge of urine will pass through without backing up into the catheter. For extra safety, your doctor or nurse may tell you to leave a little collection space between the head of the penis and the inside of the cone of the catheter.

    The adhesive lining of the catheter pulls out my pubic hair.
    See the detailed description and illustration in the Mentor booklet, Putting on Your Catheter .

    My foreskin gets tangled in the adhesive.
    If you are uncircumcised, leave your foreskin over the head of your penis when you put on your catheter.

    I experience spontaneous erections. What will this do to my catheter?
    Your self-adhering catheter will expand automatically to accommodate a spontaneous erection.

    The catheter is too tight at the base of my penis.
    Snip off the band and peel away extra material that binds the base of your penis.

    My self-adhering catheter is hard for me to remove.
    Wrap a warm, damp washcloth around your penis for a few minutes. Then ease the catheter off.

    Hints for caregivers
    Accurate sizing of the catheter is critical. Check to see that any extra material in the sheath of a self-adhering catheter is pinched together to form a seal. If you see lots of wrinkles in this type of catheter, it probably means a smaller size is required.

    If the patient complains that his catheter becomes loose and falls off, find out why.
    � Is it the correct size?
    � Is the skin clean and dry?
    � Is the penis retracting?

    If the penis is retracting, the patient should wear a shorter-sheath catheter to eliminate the extra roll sitting at the base of the penis. This roll has a tendency to push forward when the penis retracts. Any excess roll or sheath should be trimmed with blunt scissors. (The Active Cath®, Freedom Clear®, Freedom Clear® SS and Clear Advantage® catheters all offer shorter sheaths.) Is it actually the catheter that?s falling off? The system may be disconnecting elsewhere and causing a leak. Or, the connector may not be pushed all the way into the bulb of the catheter, causing kinking in the system.