Denver Pleurx Drainage Kit
Denver Pleurx Drainage Kit

Denver Pleurx Drainage Kit

  • FSA Approved

Denver Pleurx Drainage Kit helps patients manage recurrent pleural effusions and malignant ascites at home. The Drainage Kit provides all of the items the patient or caregiver needs for home drainage. The system includes an indwelling catheter and vacuum bottles that allow patients to drain fluid quickly, effectively and safely. The access tip on the drainage line opens the safety valve on the pleural catheter. Once the clamp on the drainage bottle is released, fluid is withdrawn from the pleural cavity into the bottle. Drainage is typically accomplished in 3 to 5 minutes.

Item #DescPkgPrice 
50-7500 With 500ml Vaccum Bottle Each $150.65 $89.99
50-0075 With 500ml Vaccum Bottle 4/Pack $700.65 $345.99
50-7500 With 500ml Vaccum Bottle 10/Case $1119.99 $751.99
50-7510 With 1000ml Vaccum Bottle Each $159.99 $99.99
50-0071 With 1000ml Vaccum Bottle 4/Pack $700.65 $369.99
50-7510 With 1000ml Vaccum Bottle 10/Case $1139.99 $769.99


  • Denver Pleurx Drainage Kit contains:
    - Plastic vaccum bottle with drainage line
    - Self-adhesive dressing
    - Blue wrapping
  • Blue wrapping includes:
    - Pair of gloves
    - Valve cap
    - Blue emergency slide clamp
    - 4 Gauze pads: (4" x 4")
    - 3 Alcohol pads
    - Foam catheter pad
  • Easy and convenient kit is clinically proven self-drainage solution and allows to spend more time in the comfort of home without the need for repeat visits to the doctor or hospital
  • PleurX catheter system lets control when and where to drain, and allows to take control over managing symptoms
  • Protective dressing is virtually undetectable under clothing
  • End of the catheter stays on the outside of the body, covered by a thin protective dressing while not in use
  • PleurX catheter can be used in place of a chest tube to deliver talc or bleomycin for chemical pleurodesis procedures
  • Drain fluid as directed by doctor, usually every one to two days
  • While draining fluid three times in a row and each time less than 50 mL drains into the bottle, then seeing a doctor to find out if the catheter can be removed or if it needs to be replaced is suggested
  • If the fluid goes away suddenly or if the amount of drainage gradually declines:
    - Squeeze the catheter and the drainage line gently
    - If the drainage does not begin, change to another bottle
    - If the drainage does not start on using the second bottle, call the doctor
    - If the amount of fluid gradually declines, the fluid may be drying up and it may be time for the catheter to be removed
  • In the unlikely event of catheter pull out or the cuff becomes exposed, cover the exit site with a sterile dressing and seek immediate medical attention
  • Pain, redness (erythema), warmth to touch, swelling (edema), fever or fluid from around the catheter site may indicate an infected catheter
  • Active vacuum technology:
    - The active vacuum technology lets patients drain quickly and comfortably without the need for gravity
  • Proprietary safety valve:
    - The catheter valve keeps air or fluid from inadvertently passing through the catheter
  • Polyester cuff:
    - The polyester cuff on the catheter promotes tissue ingrowth, helping reduce risk of infection and hold the catheter in place
  • Doctors recommend the PleurX drainage system for:
    - Pleural effusions: Fluid buildup around lungs, which causes breathing difficulty
    - Malignant ascites: Fluid buildup in abdomen, which causes abdominal pressure and discomfort
  • What is the PleurX system?
    - The PleurX drainage system lets drain fluid at home and on own schedule so one can manage fluid buildup before it becomes too uncomfortable
  • How to take shower:
    - One can take a shower or sponge bath if a self-adhesive dressing is securely attached to the skin
    - The self-adhesive dressing is designed to keep fluid out
    - Be sure the dressing is completely and securely attached and the catheter and gauze pads are all contained underneath it
    - If the gauze becomes wet when showering, remove the dressing immediately, clean and dry the area and apply a new dressing
    - Do not allow the catheter to soak underwater in a tub, bath, pool, etc
  • Indications:
    - Intermittent, long term drainage of symptomatic, recurrent, pleural effusion
    - Malignant pleural effusion and other recurrent effusions that do not respond to medical management of the underlying disease
    - Palliation of dyspnea due to pleural effusion
    - Providing pleurodesis (resolution of the pleural effusion)
  • Click Here For Draining Instructions
  • Also available: (sold separately)
    - Denver Pleurx Vacuum Bottle With Drainage Line (Code: 50-7205, 50-7210)
    - Denver Pleurx Lockable Drainage Line Set (Code: 50-7225/50-7245)
    - Denver Replacement Valve Cap (Code: 50-7235)

More Information

  • Contraindications:
    - When there is a shift greater than 2 cm in the mediastinum towards the ipsilateral side of the effusion
    - When the pleural cavity is multi-loculated, and the drainage of a single loculation would not be expected to provide relief of dyspnea
    - When there is a coagulopathy
    - When the pleural cavity is infected
    - When the effusion is known to be chylous
  • Warnings:
    Do not drain more than 1000 ml of fluid from your chest or 2000 ml of fluid from your abdomen at any one time
    - It is normal to feel some discomfort or pain when draining fluid
    - If discomfort or pain is experienced when draining, clamp the drainage line to slow or stop the flow of fluid for a few minutes
    - If you do not feel better after doing this or the pain is severe, contact your doctor or nurse
    - Pain may be an indication of infection
    - Keep the valve on the PleurX Catheter and the access tip on the drainage line clean
    - Keep them away from other objects to help avoid contamination
    - Do not use scissors or other sharp objects near the PleurX Catheter
    - Do not put anything except the access tip of the drainage line into the PleurX Catheter valve since this could damage the valve
    - A damaged valve may allow air into your body or let fluid leak out through the valve when you are not draining
  • Cautions:
    For single use only
    - Re-use may result in a non-functional product or contribute to cross contamination
    - Fluid collected in the drainage bottle is not sterile
    - To ensure that fluid collected in the bottle does not flow back into the catheter, close the pinch clamp on the drainage line when you are finished draining
    - Do not invert the bottle and hold it above your catheter site
    - The pinch clamp on the drainage line must be completely closed when not draining or the vacuum in the bottle may be lost
    - Make sure that the valve and the access tip are securely connected when draining
    - If they are accidentally separated, they may become contaminated and the vacuum in the bottle may be lost
    - If this occurs, clean the valve with an alcohol pad and use a new drainage bottle to avoid potential contamination
  • Risks of the PleurX drainage system:
    Chest: Potential complications of draining the pleural space include, but may not be limited to, pneumothorax, re-expansion pulmonary edema, hypotension, circulatory collapse and infection
    - Abdomen: Potential complications of draining fluid from the abdomen include, but may not be limited to, hypotension, circulatory collapse, electrolyte imbalance, protein depletion, ascites leakage, peritonitis, wound infection and loculations of the peritoneal space.

Customer Reviews

Questions & Answers

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D o you sell just the pleurx catheter dressing kits? We bought the pleurx catheter without the dressing kits by mistake.
Lian - 12/19/2016 4:25:12 PM
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Yes, we sell Denver Pleurx Drainage Kit with dressing included in the kit.
Please refer to below link.
Customer Care - 12/20/2016 5:09:57 AM
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Are you in network for United Healthcare
Patty - 10/14/2016 8:32:10 PM
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Thank you for contacting customer care service. 
We are not the manufacturer, we buy products from vendors and sell directly to customers.
Customer Care - 10/15/2016 1:25:20 AM
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Do you accept Medicaid
gregory e morgan - 9/1/2016 1:32:25 AM
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Thank you for contacting customer care service. 
Unfortunately we do not deal directly with insurance companies. Our customers will purchase products then submit the paid invoice to their insurance company for reimbursement. We strongly advise checking with your insurance company first to make sure they will reimburse your purchase.
 I hope this answers your question.
Customer Care - 9/6/2016 3:32:47 AM
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The container in this picture looks a bit outdated.  Are they still using  the same containers or are they upgraged
[email protected] - 6/17/2015 2:53:42 PM
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Thank you for reaching out to us. The pictures on the website are generic pictures and not the actual product. We are using the updated product. 
Customer Care - 6/20/2015 12:10:38 AM
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