Preventing Catheter Blockages

Started by Anonymous, 6th December 2016 at 3:22 pm

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    Preventing Catheter Blockages

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    Between January and July 2016 I had 23 catheter blockages, all at night.  These were stopped immediately and completely by taking 50mg Nitrofurantoin daily about 8pm for 30 days and by pulling my catheter forward immediately after going to bed to prevent the intake being blocked by pressing against my bladder.  After 30 days, I reduced the dosage to 3 or 4 x 50mg per week.  I have not had a blockage since starting taking Nitrofurantoin.  A full account is in the attachment.


    <p style=”background: white;”><span style=”color: black; font-family: Consolas;”>Attached is an update of an earlier post.<span style=”mso-spacerun: yes;”>  </span>It sets out the dosage of Nitrofurantoin which has prevented blockages for a year so far, some possible causes of blockages and comments on the ways these are handled in current practice.</span></p>

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