Does lantus need pen needles?

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).

Do insulin pens need needles?

Insulin pens don’t eliminate the need to poke yourself with a needle. They simply make measuring and delivering your insulin less complicated. Insulin pens deliver anywhere from . 5 to 80 units of insulin at a time.

How do you inject Lantus pens?

Keep the pen straight, insert the needle into your skin. Use your thumb to press the injection button all the way down. When the number in the dose window returns to 0 as you inject, slowly count to 10 before removing. (Counting to 10 will make sure you get your full insulin dose.)

How do you inject Lantus with a syringe?

Inject air into the vial—Draw air into the syringe that is equal to your insulin dose. Put the needle through the rubber top of the vial and push the plunger to inject the air into the vial. Draw up the dose—Leave the syringe in the vial and turn both upside down. Hold the syringe and vial firmly in one hand.

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Which insulins come in pens?

Currently, there are two types of long acting insulin, Lantus and Levemir. Both Lantus and Levemir are available in conventional vials as well as convenient prefilled disposable pens.

What is the difference between insulin pen and syringe?

While insulin pens might be more expensive than a vial and syringe, they are more convenient, less painful, and easily storable and transportable. They essentially combine the vial and syringe, allowing greater dose accuracy and easier administration of doses.

Does Lantus come in pen?

The Lantus® SoloSTAR® pen is a prefilled, disposable insulin pen that contains 300 Units of insulin glargine. The pen body consists of a rubber seal at the tip, an insulin reservoir, a dose window, the dosage selector, and the injection button.

How do you know when a Lantus pen is empty?

Remove the pen cap. Look at the window in the pen to make sure the liquid is clear and has no color or specks. Do not use the pen if it is not clear, has a color or specks.

Why is Lantus given at night?

Lantus is designed to give a steady level of insulin over 24 hours, even when you are not eating such as between meals and overnight. This helps keep blood glucose levels consistent during the day and at night.

How many mL is a Lantus pen?

Each cartridge contains 3 ml of solution for injection, equivalent to 300 units.

What syringes to use with Lantus?

To make sure you get the right dose of insulin, always use a U-100 insulin syringe. (Your pharmacist can help you make sure you have the right syringe.) If you have trouble seeing the volume lines on a syringe, ask your healthcare team or pharmacist for a magnifying device that can help.

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What is the best time of day to take Lantus insulin?

The package insert for Lantus states that it should be administered once daily at bedtime. However, this product does exhibit a relatively constant glucose-lowering profile over 24 hours, and therefore in theory, time of dosing should not matter if administered at the same time daily.

What pen needles for 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).

Can you use a syringe with an insulin pen?

Remind patients that using a syringe to draw medicine from an insulin pen is an unsafe practice. Advise them to contact their health care provider or the product manufacturer if they have trouble using the pen.