OptiLube sterile lubricating jelly

Used in over 60 countries around the world and 97% of NHS Hospitals.

Not all lubricating gels are the same. With OptiLube, we’ve developed a lubricant gel to suit most clinical procedures. By listening to clinicians, the specialists in our UK laboratories have fine-tuned the formulation and perfected the viscosity to adhere to gloves and instruments for a wide-range of procedures.

OptiLube is a class IIa sterile lubricating jelly with a range of benefits:

  • Available in a choice of single-use formats
  • Ideal viscosity to adhere to gloves and instruments
  • Water soluble and pH balanced
  • Won’t damage rubber or metal equipment
  • Suitable for a range of different procedures and clinician preferences

Available throughout the United States. Please contact our partner Kol Bio for further information.


Ordering information

OptiLube sterile lubricating jelly is available in a range of formats and sizes.
Choose a format below to see the relevant ordering information.

OptiLube is available in the USA through our partner Kol Bio.

  • Available in 3g and 5g, these single-use sachets eliminate the risk of patient-to-patient contamination, helping to reduce hospital infection rates.

    The sachets are designed with convenience in mind, with easy open paper-based material.

    Pr NameOptiLube 3g sachetOptiLube 3g sachet- Bulk
    OptiLube 5g sachet
    OMS Code1129US1129USB1120US
    Inner PackBox of 144NA
    Box of 144
    Outer PackCase of 1440Case of 1440
    Case of 1440
  • Designed for single-use, where procedure requirement or clinician preference dictates more gel is needed.

    With a flip-cap, these 2oz (56.5g) and 4oz (113g) tubes can be opened easily, even single-handed and stored upright to save space.

    The pliable plastic reduces wastage by allowing you to extract all the gel.

    Pr NameOptiLube 2oz tube
    OptiLube 4oz tube
    OMS Code1110US1127US
    HCPC Code
    Inner PackBox of 12
    Box of 12
    Outer PackCase of 72
    Case of 72

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A lubricant for many aspects of healthcare

OptiLube is a highly versatile gel, used in 97% of the NHS hospitals, and in more than 60 countries around the world. Here are just some of the procedures where OptiLube is used:

Procedure Insertion / use of Specialism
Vaginal / vaginal speculum examination (PAP test)SpeculumGynaecology
Urethral / suprapubic catheterisationIndwelling catheterUrology
Laryngeal mask insertionLaryngeal mask airwayRespiratory
Endotracheal tube insertionEndotracheal tubeRespiratory
Enema insertionEnemaProctocology
Sonography (pregnancy, breast imaging)Obstetrics
X-rayPhotolectron spectoscropeRadiology

Support to bring out the benefits

To ensure you make the most of OptiLube – meeting patients’ needs as effectively as possible – we offer comprehensive product training, including videos and procedure guides.

You can watch UK clinicians talking about how and why they use OptiLube sterile lubricating jelly here, or read more about what procedures OptiLube can be used in here.

Download Procedure Guide

What people have to say about OptiLube

  • I use OptiLube 5g sachets several times a day. I had cancer and my voice box was removed so I have to breath and voice through a hole in my neck called a stoma. I have a stoma stud which houses a filter to protect my lungs. The hole in my neck became very sore so I was unable to insert the stoma stud which as you can imagine was not ideal. I became very frustrated and down in the dumps. I was on the internet looking for something that could help me and found OptiLube. I thought this could be my saviour and how right I was. I immediately contacted Optimum Medical and they sent out a free sample of OptiLube sterile lubricating jelly. I can’t thank Optimum Medical enough – OptiLube has changed my life.

    Desmond BirchCheshire, UK
  • My husband has a urethral stricture which was the result of an operation he had as a child. He self catheterises once a week usually as this keeps the stricture open. He previously didn’t use lubricant but found it difficult doing the procedure and kept getting water infections following. Since using OptiLube pre-filled syringes he finds it much easier and hasn’t had one water infection since.

    Jacqueline JacksonRotherham, UK
  • Choosing the OptiLube range has been a great decision for my practice and patients. The gel is high quality and consistently performs extremely well on all of the many procedures it is required for.

    Dr Donna KerschnerYork, UK
  • Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust changed to Optilube sterile 5g sachets back in November 2010. The Clinicians like the small individual sachets. The gel has the right consistency and suits all our clinical needs. We are very happy with the product.

    Michaela FairestSheffield, UK