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Macy Catheter®

When the oral route is compromised…

Patented and FDA-cleared, the Macy Catheter provides access to the clinically proven rectal route of delivery. It is designed to make the rectal route a reliable, comfortable, and dignified alternative for medications that can be prescribed per rectum.

The Macy Catheter

Macy Catheter®

When the oral route is compromised…

The Macy Catheter

Patented and FDA-cleared, the Macy Catheter provides access to the clinically proven rectal route of delivery. It is designed to make the rectal route a reliable, comfortable, and dignified alternative for medications that can be prescribed per rectum.

The Macy Catheter In Action

This video provides an introduction of the Macy Catheter, including when and why the device should be used. Clinicians can also use this video to learn how to introduce the Macy Catheter to their patients and their caregivers.

The Macy Catheter In Action

This video provides an introduction of the Macy Catheter, including when and why the device should be used. Clinicians can also use this video to learn how to introduce the Macy Catheter to their patients and their caregivers.
Features

Medication Administration Port

  • Easily and discreetly accessible on the leg or abdomen
  • Only compatible with oral/enteral slip tip syringes and connectors
Medication Delivery Holes

  • Non-clogging
  • Evenly distribute medications to the distal one-third of the rectum
Balloon Inflation Port

  • Prevents accidental administration of medication to the balloon
    • Oral/enteral syringes do not mate with the luer port
  • Clearly labeled for 15 ml inflation

Balloon

  • Maintains the catheter in the rectum without liquid/medication leakage
  • Easily expelled by (or deflated for removal prior to) defecation
  • Smaller and softer than typical formed stool in the rectum
    • Does not trigger the pudendal nerve or harm the rectal tissue
    • Patients report that they don’t notice that the catheter is in place
Placement Maker Lines

  • Assists in proper placement of the catheter in the distal rectum

LiquiPill®

Benefit from solid medication when swallowing is compromised

When tablets or capsules need to be given into enteral tubes (including the Macy Catheter), they must first made into a liquid suspension by adding water. The Liquipill is a toolkit that allows caregivers of all ages to easily and quickly create a non-clogging suspension.

The Liquipill toolkit

LiquiPill®

Benefit from solid medication when swallowing is compromised

The Liquipill toolkit

When tablets or capsules need to be given into enteral tubes (including the Macy Catheter), they must first made into a liquid suspension by adding water. The Liquipill is a toolkit that allows caregivers of all ages to easily and quickly create a non-clogging suspension.

How to Use the LiquiPill: Step-by-Step
Learn how to use the LiquiPill to grind medications into a fine powder that can be mixed with water and administered.
How to Use the LiquiPill: Step-by-Step
Learn how to use the LiquiPill to grind medications into a fine powder that can be mixed with water and administered.
Features
Pill Grinder with Medication Reservoir

  • Ensures a uniform, fine suspension that will not clog enteral tubes
Valved Syringe Adaptor Cap (2)

  • Makes suspending and dispensing medication easy
  • Replaces the pill grinder on the medication reservoir
    • No transfer of ground medication from one receptacle to the other
      necessary
Water Reservoir

  • Spill-proof
  • Compatible with slip tip syringes
10 ml Slip Tip Enteral/Oral Syringe

  • Compatible with Macy Catheter medication port
3 ml Slip Tip Enteral/Oral Syringe

  • Compatible with Macy Catheter medication port
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Reliable
Using the LiquiPill, caregivers crush medications and add 10ml of water to create a suspension. They then use the Macy Catheter to deliver these “micro-enemas” to the distal rectal mucosa in a readily absorbable form.
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Comfortable
Insertion of the silicone 14 French catheter is completely painless. The Macy Catheter’s retention balloon is smaller and softer than typical stool in the rectum. Patients report that they don’t even feel the catheter in place.
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Dignified
The patient’s privacy is not violated for medication administration because the Macy Catheter is indwelling. The medication administration port is secured to the thigh.
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The versatility of the Macy Catheter is endless.
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The versatility of the Macy Catheter is endless.

How It Works

4 Easy Steps for Insertion

Placement of the Macy Catheter is a quick, simple, non-sterile procedure. Insertion usually takes 3 minutes or less.

Lubricate
Insert
Inflate
Secure

How It Works

4 Easy Steps for Insertion

Placement of the Macy Catheter is a quick, simple, non-sterile procedure. Insertion usually takes 3 minutes or less.

Lubricate

Insert

Inflate

Secure

Rapid Absorption
The body is able to quickly absorb appropriate medication administered via the Macy Catheter.
  • The rectal vault is very vascular and contains a large number of absorptive cells in the lining.
  • Delivery to the distal rectum bypasses the upper GI tract and first-pass liver metabolism.
  • Liquid “micro-enemas” can be delivered to the mucosa in a readily absorbable form.*

*Contrastingly, suppositories must melt with a fatty base or dissolve with an aqueous base in the rectum prior to drug absorption across the mucosal membrane. The time required for this can be quite variable, depending upon the dryness of the rectum and the presence of stool in the rectal cavity.

Rapid Absorption
The body is able to quickly absorb appropriate medication administered via the Macy Catheter.
  • The rectal vault is very vascular and contains a large number of absorptive cells in the lining.
  • Delivery to the distal rectum bypasses the upper GI tract and first-pass liver metabolism.
  • Liquid “micro-enemas” can be delivered to the mucosa in a readily absorbable form.*

*Contrastingly, suppositories must melt with a fatty base or dissolve with an aqueous base in the rectum prior to drug absorption across the mucosal membrane. The time required for this can be quite variable, depending upon the dryness of the rectum and the presence of stool in the rectal cavity.

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