Lever tap or T tap catheter bag - which is right for me?

Having a choice of which catheter products to use is really important, particularly if you’re living with a long-term catheter. Some people tell us that they feel like their catheter is an extension of their body. You use these products on a daily basis, so we believe they should feel as comfortable to use as possible. Sometimes, the smallest things can make a big difference.

Do you know what your drainage bag tap options are?

If you’ve always used the same catheter drainage bag, you may not be aware of the drainage tap options available. The catheter bags in the Ugo Urology range feature two different choices – lever tap and T-tap. A description and image of both can be found below.

Lever tap drainage bag

A lever tap drainage bag features a small, ergonomic-shaped lever which can be pushed down to empty the bag, and pulled up to close it again.

T tap drainage bag

A T tap drainage bag features a T junction where you slide the mechanism across and back again to open and close the bag.

We're here to help if you need us!

It’s entirely up to you which drainage bag option you select! Sometimes the best way of finding out is to try one of each and see what works best for you. If you need any extra assistance in deciding which leg bag to use, our team of friendly customer care advisors are here to help! Give us a call on 0113 263 3849 or email hello@shop-optimum.com.

Benefits of using Ugo Leg Bags

As well as providing a choice of drainage taps, the catheter drainage bags in the Ugo Urology range offer a range of other benefits and options for you to pick from, including…

  • A choice of long tube, short tube or direct inlet bags
  • A range of different leg bag volumes – from 350ml, right up to 750ml
  • A choice of quick-dry fabric backing or non-fabric-backed bags
  • Material which has been selected to minimise noise on movement
  • Ugo Fix Leg Bag Straps included – why not browse the other accompanying catheter fixation accessories in our Ugo Urology range?


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