iAluRil is instilled directly into the bladder either by a catheter, or via the iAluadapter® for catheter-free administration
Via a catheter
Any residual urine is drained away and iAluRil is passed through the catheter into your bladder. The catheter is then removed, leaving the solution in your bladder.
Via the iAluadapter
You will need to pass urine immediately prior to treatment. The iAluadapter tip is inserted into the urethra and iAluRil is instilled into the bladder through this.
The iAluadapter is a small tip that attaches to the end of the iAluRil syringe. It allows administration of iAluRil without the need for a catheter so enables treatment to more comfortably continue at home. It comes as standard in each iAluRil box.
iAluRil can either be administered by a Urology Nurse in a hospital/clinic, or self-administered by yourself at home. Usually your first instillations will be done within the Urology Department by a clinician, but they may then show you how to administer iAluRil yourself at home, if you wish.
NB. Self-administration should only be carried out following appropriate training; either by a nurse, or by watching our training videos.
Some patients might feel uneasy when they are about to get started with self-administration. But don’t worry; most people get over that feeling as soon as they have tried it a few times.
We’ve put together some videos to take you through self-administration using the iAluadapter or intermittent self-catheterisation (ISC) at home.
Self-administration video for women
Self-administration video for men
There is much more information available to support you with self-administration; either using the iAluadapter, or
intermittent self-catheterisation (ISC) on the support page.
iAluRil treatment begins with a course of instillations given once a week for the first month.
After that, treatment intervals vary depending on diagnosis:
|Number of instillations||9|
|Administration regime||Weekly for 4 weeks, then monthly for 5 months. You may receive a short course of prophylactic antibiotics to enable treatment to be given.|
|Number of instillations||6 initially|
|Administration regime||Weekly for 4 weeks, then at weeks 6 and 8. Further treatment will be agreed with your nurse or urologist.|
|Number of instillations||8|
|Administration regime||Weekly for 8 weeks.|
|Number of instillations||7|
|Administration regime||Weekly for 4 weeks, then at weeks 6, 8 and 12.|
You will be given a treatment schedule to follow at home.
Note: you may need 4-6 treatments before your symptoms improve, so don’t be discouraged if the treatment does not work immediately. In some instances, your consultant may request a further course of iAluRil® treatment in the future.