How do I store my catheters?

A lot of intermittent catheter users will keep supplies in a couple of places throughout the house, such as bathroom cabinets or hallway closets, to ensure they have easy access to them when needed. It may also be a good idea to keep a back-up stock in case you start running low and have to wait to receive more. You can also keep extra supplies at a family member’s house, just in case you run out at home.

When storing intermittent catheters, it is ideal to try to keep them at room temperature and in a dry environment.

Depending on your circumstances and life-style, it may be more convenient to keep a few intermittent catheters in your car, especially if you do a lot of driving, or tend to spend most of your time away from home. If you’re travelling, you’ll also want to think about carrying extra supplies both in a carry-on as well as a checked baggage. When storing your intermittent catheters in your car or when you’re travelling, it is important to avoid leaving your catheters in extreme hot or cold temperatures, for more than 24 hours.

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