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Peristeen

Peristeen®, for predictable bowel management

Peristeen, from Coloplast, empties the bowel by introducing water into the rectum and colon 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, and promotes emptying of the rectum and most of the lower colon. Peristeen empties the bowel so efficiently, that it may prevent fecal incontinence and constipation for up to 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, as prescribed, it can help reduce the physical discomfort and worry that fecal incontinence and constipation bring.

The Peristeen system contains the following components for irrigating your bowels

  • A travel bag
  • A control unit with pump
  • A water bag
  • Rectal catheters (supplied separately from the system)
  • Tubing
  • 2 leg 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.

Key benefits of using Peristeen on a regular basis

  • Prevent fecal 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?

As compared with conservative bowel management, Peristeen may significantly:

1. Reduces symptoms of constipation
2. Reduces symptoms of fecal incontinence
3. Improves symptom-related quality of life
4. Improves bowel function, influence on daily activities, general satisfaction and quality of life
5. Reduces daily time spent on bowel management

 

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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

Indication: The Peristeen® Transanal 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 Transanal 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 Transanal 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, acute diverticulitis, severe diverticulitis, previous diverticulitis and diverticular abscess
  • Chronic symptomatic diverticular disease within 3 months of abdominal, anal or colorectal surgery,
  • Within 4 weeks of endoscopic polypectomy, recent colonic biopsy, recent endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) and recent endoscopic sub-mucosal dissection (ESD)
  • Severe autonomic dysreflexia, ischemic colitis, during Spinal Cord Shock Phase
  • Complex diverticular disease, 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 transanal irrigation before, they should not start the irrigation procedure during pregnancy.

Warning: Transanal irrigation procedure should always be carried out with care. Bowel perforation is an extremely rare, but serious and potentially lethal complication to transanal 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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