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What needles to use with Lantus?

What needles to use with Lantus?

Lantus® SoloStar® Lantus® 0088-2219-05 Package Insert User Manual, Device Page, Website “ BD Ultra-Fine™ needles to be used in conjunction with SoloStar® and OptiClik® are sold separately and are manufactured by BD.” “ BD Ultra-Fine™ needles are compatible with SoloStar® .

Does Lantus SoloStar need needles?

The Lantus SoloStar pen was designed with a simple-to-push injection button and a large dosing window. Place used needles in sharps containers, which you can buy at your local drugstore.

How many injections are in a Lantus pen?

How many doses in a Lantus pen (Lantus SoloStar) and how long will it last me? The Lantus SoloStar is 100Units/mL and is a 3ml unit, so each Lantus Solostar contains 300 units. To work out how long one Lantus SoloStar pen will last you, you need to divide 300 units by your daily dose.

Are all pen needles the same?

Pen needle sizes Insulin pen needles are available in different sizes from 4 mm to 12.7 mm in length (5/32 inch to ½ inch). Generally, the medical community leans towards the use of shorter needles, but you ultimately need to decide which needle size is right for you.

Can you reuse the same needle on yourself?

Both needle and syringe must be discarded once they have been used. It is not safe to change the needle and reuse the syringe – this practice can transmit disease.

Why does Lantus burn when injected?

Some insulin can burn during or immediately after injection. This is common in long-acting insulins like Lantus and Basalgar because they have a high acidity level.

Where is the best place to inject Lantus?

Anywhere in your stomach area, except for a two-inch radius around your navel. In the fatty tissue on the outer back area of your upper arm. Or in your thighs. Remember, the injection site should be changed each time you inject.

Which is smaller 31G or 32G?

Needle gauge (G) The higher the gauge, the thinner the needle. For example, 32G is thinner than a 31G needle.

What size insulin pen needle should I use?

The board recommends 4-, 5-, and 6-mm needles for all adult patients regardless of their BMI. It is also recommends inserting 4-, 5-, and 6-mm needles at a 90-degree angle and that, if needed, longer needles should be injected with either a skinfold or a 45-degree angle to avoid intramuscular injection of insulin.

How do you know what size insulin needle to use?

How do you know what size insulin needle to use? Insulin and GLP-1s need to be injected subcutaneously (into the fat between your skin and your muscle) so you should choose a needle that allows you to do that the easiest. On average, human skin is 1.9–2.4 mm thick regardless of body size, gender, ethnicity, and BMI.

How should Lantus be used in patients with Type 1 diabetes?

In patients with type 1 diabetes, Lantus must be used concomitantly with short-acting insulin. The recommended starting dose of Lantus in patients with type 1 diabetes should be approximately one-third of the total daily insulin requirements. Short-acting, premeal insulin should be used to satisfy the remainder of the daily insulin requirements.

What happens if you use the wrong needle for Lantus?

re-use needles. Always use a new needle for each injection. Re-use of needles increases your risk of having blocked needles, which may cause you to get the wrong dose of LANTUS. Using a new needle for each injection lowers your risk of getting an infection.

What is a Lantus syringe?

(LAN-tus) (insulin glargine injection) for subcutaneous use, 100 Units/mL (U-100) Do not share your syringes with other people, even if the needle has been changed. You may give other people a serious infection, or get a serious infection from them. What is LANTUS?

What needles to use with Lantus SoloStar?

Accordingly, what needles to use with Lantus SoloSTAR? THE LANTUS SOLOSTAR INSULIN PEN CAN BE USED WITH THE BD ULTRA-FINE™ PEN NEEDLES*. *Ultra-Fine is a trademark of Becton, Dickinson and Company. After its first use, don’t refrigerate the Lantus SoloSTAR pen. Keep it at room temperature only (below 86°F).