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End User  - Important Safety Information

Peristeen® empties the bowel by introducing water into the bowel using a rectal catheter. The anal irrigation procedure should always be carried out with care. Bowel perforation is an extremely rare, but serious and potentially lethal complication to anal irrigation and will require immediate admission to hospital, often requiring surgery. The risk information provided here is not comprehensive. To learn more, talk to your healthcare provided to understand the risks and benefits to determine if Peristeen is right for you. This treatment is prescribed by your physician. Although many patients benefit from the use of this device, results may vary. For further questions, call Coloplast Corp. at 1-855-605-7594 and/or consult the company website at www.coloplast.us.

 

Healthcare Professional - Brief Statement

The Peristeen® Anal Irrigation System is intended to instill water into the colon through a rectal catheter, which incorporates an inflatable balloon, inserted into the rectum to promote evacuation of the contents of the lower colon. The Peristeen Anal Irrigation System is indicated for use by children (2 years - <12 years old), adolescent (12 years - < 18 years old), transitional adolescent (18 - <21 years old) and adult patients with neurogenic bowel dysfunction who suffer from fecal incontinence, chronic constipation, and/or time-consuming bowel management procedures.

 

Contraindications: Peristeen Anal Irrigation must not be used in the following situations:

  • Known anal or colorectal stenosis
  • Colorectal cancer, radiotherapy to the pelvis, and recent abdomino-perineal surgery
  • Active inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis and ischaemic colitis
  • Chronic and complex diverticular disease
  • Abdominal, anal  or colorectal surgery within the last 3 months
  • Within 4 weeks of endoscopic polypectomy, recent colonic biopsy, recent endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) and recent endoscopic sub-mucosal dissection (ESD)
  • Severe autonomic dysreflexia, or during Spinal cord shock phase
  • In patients who are pregnant and have not used the system before*
  • Since the list is not exhaustive, the healthcare professional should always consider individual patient factors as well.

*If the patient is pregnant and has never used anal irrigation before, they should not start the irrigation procedure during pregnancy

Warning: Anal irrigation procedure should always be carried out with care.  Bowel perforation is an extremely rare, but serious and potentially lethal complication to anal irrigation and will require immediate admission to a hospital, often requiring surgery

See the device manual for complete user instructions, contraindications, warnings, precautions, and potential complications/adverse events. For further information, call Coloplast Corp at 1-855-605-7594 or consult the company website at www.coloplast.us  

Caution: Federal law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a physician.

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Peristeen empties the bowel by introducing water into the bowel using a rectal catheter. It is performed while sitting on the toilet. The water stimulates the muscles in the bowel and flushes out the stool, leaving the lower half of the bowel empty. Peristeen empties the bowel so efficiently, that it prevents fecal incontinence and constipation for up two days.

Peristeen is an effective alternative to other bowel management methods. It can be administered either on your own or with assistance and enables you to decide when and where you want to empty your bowel. Used routinely, daily or every other day, it can help reduce the physical discomfort and worry that fecal incontinence and constipation bring.

The Peristeen system contains all the equipment you need to irrigate your bowels

  • A travel bag
  • A control unit with pump
  • A water bag
  • Two rectal catheters
  • Tubing
  • 2 straps

Peristeen can be used by a wide range of people from children to adults, however before starting on Peristeen, a thorough examination by your doctor or nurse is compulsory.
The rectal catheter is available in two different sizes.

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Peristeen® Anal Irrigation System 29129 1
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Q: How does Peristeen® work?
A: Peristeen works by introducing water into the bowel using a rectal catheter. The water stimulates the bowel and flushes out the stool, leaving the lower half of the bowel empty. It is important to do it regularly to prevent constipation and the risk of bowel accidents.

 

Q: Where can I get Peristeen®?
A: In order to use Peristeen, you need to get a precsription from your GP or nurse. You must also always consult an experienced specialist healthcare professional before starting up the irrigation procedure and you must receive thorough instruction from a healthcare professional before using this product.
 


Q: How often should I irrigate?
A: Most people start with irrigating every day. It takes approximately 4-12 weeks to establish a regular routine. Once you have an established routine, irrigating every other day may work well. With time and practice you will find out what works best for you. It is important to remember to irrigate regularly to prevent constipation and minimise the risk of bowel accidents. Always ask your doctor or nurse for advice.
 


Q: What time of the day is best for irrigating?
A: Try to get into a routine where you irrigate around the same time of the day. Eating and drinking helps the bowel’s natural movement, so about 30 minutes after a meal is a good time. But do not be afraid to change the routine slightly to suit your day-to-day routine. 

 


Q: Can I travel with Peristeen®?

A: Yes – remember to bring your Peristeen® system, along with lots of disposable catheters as they may not sell them everywhere. If you are going to use the system abroad, use bottled or cooled boiled water in places where the tap water is not safe to drink. Remember in different time zones your body may take a while to get used to a new routine. You may also be eating different types of food, which can affect the bowels.

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Key benefits

Peristeen - for predictable bowel management

Peristeen - for predictable bowel management

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Peristeen - for predictable bowel management

Peristeen offers predictable bowel management.

 

Key benefits of using Peristeen on a regular basis

• Prevent faecal incontinence and constipation for up to 2 days
• Enables you to decide when to empty your bowels
• You can chose what time of day you want to irrigate, so it fits in with your lifestyle.
• Improves quality of life

 

How is Peristeen different from conservative treatment options?

As compared with conservative bowel management, Peristeen significantly:

  1. Reduce symptoms of constipation 
  2. Reduce symptoms of faecal incontinence 
  3. Improve symptom-related quality of life
  4. Improve bowel function, influence on daily activities, general satisfaction and quality of life
  5. Reduce daily time spent on bowel management
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Peristeen- designed for effective bowel emptying

Peristeen- designed for effective bowel emptying

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Peristeen is portable and lightweight system that has been developed to make irrigation easy.

 

Key benefits

• The rectal catheter is pre-coated for smoother, easier insertion and comes in two different sizes: small and regular.
• The rectal catheter has a soft inflatable balloon, which sits inside the rectum during irrigation, so you do not have to worry about holding the catheter in place.
• The water bag is designed to stand on the floor and can easily be move around. There is no need to hang the water bag up high, which makes it easy to use by those who have poor mobility.

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