The Coloplast strips are what my hospital gave me too, and I was not happy with them. The only leak I have gotten in eight months since surgery happened when using those. Adapts and Eakins stopped any leaks. I like the Eakins better as they stick to the skin immediately adjacent to my stoma better. The Adapts got punched back by my squirmy, expanding and contracting stoma which always left a little skin. They both prevented leaks though and it is really a matter of which works best for you.
Different brands may work better for you too. I tried one of just about everything... one and two-piece options and found that the Convatec Durahesive flat cut-to-fit two-pieces stick to me really well and don't bug my skin. I am bummed that I can't use the moldables, but my stoma is an oval that is too long on one side for the medium size and too short on the other side for the large size. All of our stomas are so different that what works for one person doesn't always work for another so you really just have to experiment to see what works for you. It is very overwhelming, but once you find the product that finally works for you it is a big relief and things get much better. The companies are very helpful. Most of them assign a rep to you that will call and check up on you to see how the samples are working and make suggestions.
-39 years old
-Officially diagnosed with UC in 2006, though had symptoms since 1999.
-Had mild/moderate symptoms continuously until severe flare in autumn 2010 which required 2-week hospital stay
-Took Asacol, Rowasa, Canasa and Prednisone to manage flares but meds stopped working
-Tried 1 dose of Remicade but had excruciating joint pain and discontinued
-Had permanent ileostomy surgery 11/8/2010