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.

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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. Most leg bags are offered with two different drainage tap 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 020 3987 7560 or email hello@vyne.co.uk.