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At ActivKare our goal is to help men and women of all ages start living life again after physical setbacks. Keep in touch as our catalogue is constantly growing and in the next few months we will carry new products beyond incontinence to help you- live, life, freely again!


Afex, Acticuf and Hewee Go for men are changing lives everyday by helping them regain their freedom. Scroll down for more information and how to purchase.


Contiform for women helps to stop bladder leaks at the source. Absorbent products like pads and diapers only work to contain the problem after it happens. Contiform is designed to prevent urine leaks without surgery before they happen. No more urine odours, soggy pads or skin irritation!

Contiform stops stress incontinence (bladder leaks) and wetness by supporting the urethra and restoring the body’s natural anatomy. With regular use, it can work in harmony with conventional pelvic floor exercises to bring about long-term improvement in muscle tone. The starter pack includes all three sizes to help you individualize your fit.

Watch this informative video on how Contiform will help:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntHZxts1BlU  by Fiona Rogers BPhty GD ExSpSc APAM Physiotherapist at Pelvic Floor Exercise   www.pelvicfloorexercise.com.au

YES you can wear it during your period. YES you can urinate when wearing it. YES you can wear it all day and night for up to 5 days before a quick cleaning with non-scented soap and NO you will not feel it once inserted because its shaped like flexible, hollow tampon.

We guarantee that the Contiform will work for 30 days when used daily or longer if only used during exercise.

For more resources please visit: contiforminternational.com

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Our products are TAX FREE and completely covered by private insurance, many provincial disability reimbursement programs and federal reimbursement programs for veterans.

Contiform for women

LADIES IT PASSES THE “TRAMPOLINE TEST”! If you suffer from everyday urine leakage and tried a trampoline you know what we’re talking about here….. This condition can affect women of all ages and may occur at any time. Now, finally, there’s a cost effective reusable product for its prevention that can be worn all day, every day or simply during active times. Your sports bra supports you, CONTIFORM will too! Shop Women’s

Afex for men

Say goodbye to adult diapers, pads and condom catheters – no more skin irritation, odour or wetness! Urinary incontinence is too common an issue among many men suffering from degenerative diseases and enlarged or cancerous prostates. Often men whom have to undergo surgery to remove or treat a cancerous prostate will have urinary incontinence that may last for a few days, weeks or months, and sometimes permanently. Afex can save you over 50% compared to using diapers everyday. Shop Men’s

HeWee Go® Active

The original HeWee Go system was designed to be worn by divers wearing wetsuits. The HeWee Go urination system for men allows the user to urinate comfortably and discreetly, without the need to remove any clothing. It is simple to use, adhesive free and can last for months. Shop Men’s

ActiCuf™ for men

The breakthrough ActiCuf™ Compression Pouch for Male Urinary Incontinence, Dripping and Leaking is a gentle, undetectable pouch designed to help men manage light to moderate urinary incontinence. Shop Men’s

Meet Lucas

“It is so nice to have freedom and independence once again while dealing with Multiple Sclerosis for 16 years. Other products I have tried have been cumbersome to say the least but not the Afex system! The system is very comfortable and easy to maintain. I am so happy there is an easy to use product available now.”

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Meet Jane

“Better than soggy smelly pads! I couldn’t believe the difference that a small bit of plastic makes to my exercising! I went from embarrassing pads and jumper tied around my middle – to a size smaller and dry exercising – Phew! What a relief! I like to do body combat, it is physical and lots of jumping, and jarring, and whenever I has to do some set routines I would leak, it really stopped me letting myself go and getting the best out of my exercise class. Easy to use, simple to rinse, I use it for exercising and I presume it just supports or adds pressure somewhere important – but I really can’t feel it. Absolutely amazing, much better than buying soggy smelly panty pads Girls!”

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FAQ's

Q01:
What should I do when I first get the Afex® system?

Q01: What should I do when I first get the Afex® system?

The first thing we suggest is to watch the instructional video available on our website’s homepage. Then read the instructions. Verify proper waist size of the briefs and try the system at home. Do NOT engage the activity tabs on the bag for most normal, everyday use. Get accustomed to the system at home before wearing it out in public.

If you need further assistance or different components for your application, contact Afexcare customer service by email: info@activkare.com or call us: 1-8855-811-3733

Q02:
How does the Afex® system work?

Q02: How does the Afex® system work?

There are three main components to the Afex® system: a penile receptacle, briefs, and a urine bag. The receptacle is a loose-fitting, latex-free and adhesive-free ergonomically shaped device. The receptacle has a firm but flexible outer shell and a soft inner liner. The inner liner forms a double wall so the skin is suspended away from any residual urine. The receptacle is held in place with briefs and a urine bag is attached directly to the receptacle with an easy “twist-and-lock” connection.

When properly used for the correct application, Afex® is a comfortable, discreet, convenient, environmental-friendly and cost-effective alternative to disposable diapers, pads and catheters.

Q03:
Should I engage the Stability Tabs on the bags to secure them to the briefs?

Q03: Should I engage the Stability Tabs on the bags to secure them to the briefs?

For normal, everyday active use, which may include normal walking and sitting, then NO. We advise you to not use the Stability Tabs during normal use as they may inadvertently cause the receptacle nozzle to exceed a level required for urine drainage into the bag.

ONLY engage Stability Tabs on the bag if you are in rigourous, predominantly standing activity, such as running, fast-walking, dancing, golfing, tennis, hiking, etc. During most normal everyday use, the Stability Tabs on the bags should not be secured to the briefs.

Q04:
Where is the standard urine bag situated and how does it stay in place?

Q04: Where is the standard urine bag situated and how does it stay in place?

The bag is positioned on the inside of the upper left thigh area. It is supported by the briefs and during high activity levels can be secured with Stability Tabs, which prevent the bag from swinging back and forth.

Typically, if you are in a low-activity mode, we suggest to NOT use the Stability Tabs so the bag remains lower than the penile receptacle to improve flow. This is especially important in a sitting position.

Q05:
How do I drain the urine from the bag?

Q05: How do I drain the urine from the bag?

The urine bag features an easy-open drain clamp that operates by pulling up on a lever. It also features a safety lock to prevent accidental opening during use of the system. *** All Urine bags should be emptied when half full to avoid backflow from the pressurized bag and the weight of a full bag pulling the penile receptacle away from the body.

Q06:
What parts of the Afex® system are reusable?

Q06: What parts of the Afex® system are reusable?

All parts of the Afex® system are reusable. Some components last longer than others, from 30 to 90 days. Because the system isn’t disposable daily or per single use, you can save up to 50% per year versus disposable diapers and pads.

Q07:
How often do the reusable parts need to be replaced?

Q07: How often do the reusable parts need to be replaced?

The recommended replacement interval for urine bags and penile receptacles is every 30 days for optimal protection against leaks due to mechanical wear and tear. Briefs should be purchased based on personal preference and frequency of laundering.

Q08:
Is it possible to watch tutorial videos to help me install the Afex® system?

Q08: Is it possible to watch tutorial videos to help me install the Afex® system?

Yes, indeed. You’ll find short “how-to” videos on a YouTube channel.

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Q09:
Can I take a nap with the Afex® system on?

Q09: Can I take a nap with the Afex® system on?

Yes, as long as you have the nozzle of the receptacle pointed downward so urine can freely flow into the bag and the void volume that may be filled during your nap will not exceed the remaining capacity of the urine bag.

Keep in mind that:

  • The Afex® system is gravity fed, so make sure to keep a slight incline when lying down;
  • The urine bag volume is reduced when not in a standing position.

For best results, the urine bag should be emptied often to ensure there is space for urine to pass into the bag. Too much urine in the bag may prohibit the one-way flapper valve to properly open to let additional urine into the bag.

Important Notice: Do not recline in your recliner chair, legs must be below pelvis to prevent leakage.

Q10:
Do I have to completely disconnect the system in order to have a bowel movement?

Q10: Do I have to completely disconnect the system in order to have a bowel movement?

No, you do not need to disconnect anything. Simply lower the briefs as with typical underwear.

Q11:
What type of patient should NOT use Afex®?

Q11: What type of patient should NOT use Afex®?

The Afex® system is not recommended for men with a retracted penis or less than one inch of length. Also, a rigid implant will not work with the Afex® system.
We also suggest caregiver assistance if the user has a loss of dexterity.

Q12:
What causes bladder leaks?

Q12: What causes bladder leaks?

Bladder leaks are caused by weakness in the pelvic floor muscles which allows leakage during ordinary, everyday activities such as laughing, coughing, sneezing, lifting, or when you are most active. It is estimated that up to 1 in 3 women today suffer bladder leaks “aka” SUI (Stress Urinary Incontinence). This can affect women of all ages and may occur at any time, but often starts in pregnancy, after childbirth, after abdominal surgeries or during menopause.

For men, bladder leaks can be caused by enlarged prostates, after surgeries and by many degenerative diseases.

Q13:
What is Contiform?

Q13: What is Contiform?

Contiform is a shaped like a hollow tampon that supports the urethra. It is a self-fitted, self-inserted, flexible, intra-vaginal device which helps to keep the neck of the bladder closed during stressful moments – coughing, sneezing, laughing and high impact exercising without impeding the ability to void. Made of medical grade Santoprene, a man-made, non-latex hydrophobic polymer- it cannot absorb water/fluids, thus cannot support any microbial growth. The material is slippery when wet, making it easier to insert.

Q14:
How do I use Contiform?

Q14: How do I use Contiform?

Contiform is inserted in a folded position and inserted into the vagina. If dryness makes this difficult, a VERY small amount of water-based gel can be used on the tip to facilitate entry. Contiform can be easily inserted and removed by its user, in much the same way you would insert and remove a tampon. The device is softly contoured to be worn discreetly and comfortably inside the vagina to support the urethra and restore the body’s natural anatomy. The latex-free silicone ribbon makes removal easy.

Vaginal Dryness: It is advised that where vaginal dryness occurs, subsequent insertions of Contiform should include a small amount of sterile water-based lubricating gel to the tip. This will not only aid in the smooth insertion and ensure a smooth removal using either your forefinger and/or the removal ribbon.

Q15:
Choosing the correct size.

Q15: Choosing the correct size.

The New User Kit comprises three available sizes, Small, Medium & Large and includes a Silicone Removal Strap. Approximately 75-80% of women will find the Medium size works best but start with the Small. If you are still leaking or it feels loose then try the Medium, if the Medium feels loose and you are still leaking then the Large is selected. Women fit themselves, DOCTORS DO NOT have to measure for size compatibility. Most women prefer to try Contiform in the privacy of their home- alternatively we recommend that they consult their Healthcare Professional, Pelvic Floor Therapist or Nurse Continence Advisor before using Contiform.

Q16:
Who can use Contiform?

Q16: Who can use Contiform?

Any woman who has stress incontinence (SUI). Women who decline/not suitable for surgery, want more children, waiting for surgery, 6 weeks after post childbirth and/or working with a Pelvic Floor Therapist. Contiform is unsuitable for moderate to severe prolapse. “Depending on the degree of prolapse that a woman has, Contiform may not be suitable as a device to prevent stress incontinence”– Prof. Dr. Kate Moore, who published the clinical study of Contiform, suggested that, as a measure, “if the woman can retain a tampon, then the Contiform could be used.”

Q17:
Is Contiform safe?

Q17: Is Contiform safe?

Developed by renowned Prof. Dr. Kate Moore MB BS Syd, MD Liv, FRCOG, FRANZCOG, CU. who is a Urogynecologist and Director of the Pelvic Floor Unit at St George Hospital, University of New South Wales, Australia states, “when using Contiform women should not feel anything obtrusive when the correct size is used.” The device is usually taken out at night, washed in a non-scented soap and left to dry however there is approval that the device can be worn 24 hours a day over a continuous period of 5 days.

Removal difficulties: If the Contiform Pessary becomes difficult to remove- Do Not Panic. Avoid any vigorous attempts to remove the pessary if it doesn’t slide out naturally using the forefinger and/or attached removal ribbon. This activity can cause a tightening of the vaginal muscles thereby increasing the the vacuum effect of the Contiform face with the vaginal wall.

Simple Removal Technique: Using your forefinger and thumb squeeze the circular wall of the Contiform pessary together to release the vacuum effect, rotate slowly and then remove the pessary.

Vaginal Dryness: It is advised that where vaginal dryness occurs, subsequent insertions of Contiform should include a small amount of sterile water-based lubricating gel to the tip. This will not only aid in the smooth insertion and ensure a smooth removal using either your forefinger and/or the removal ribbon.

Q18:
How do I know when to replace?

Q18: How do I know when to replace?

The device is manufactured with a slit in the inside of the collar. This is to aid the folding and squeezing prior to insertion. The slit also acts as a gauge as to when the device should be replaced. Over 30 days the slit will develop over the top of the collar which compromises the efficacy, this is when the device should be replaced. With everyday use Contiform is guaranteed for 30 days, however when used only 2 or 3 times a week the device will last 45-90 days.

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