How many units of insulin are in a Novorapid pen?

Each pre-filled pen contains 300 units of insulin aspart in 3 ml solution for injection.

How long does a NovoRapid pen last?

NovoRapid® has a shorter duration of action than soluble human insulin. The blood glucose lowering effect of NovoRapid® lasts for about 3-5 hours. How do I recognise NovoRapid®? You can identify NovoRapid® by the printing on the Penfill® cartridge, FlexTouch®, FlexPen® or PumpCart® and by its orange colour coding.

How many units is a FlexPen?

1 pre-filled pen contains 3 ml equivalent to 300 units. 1 ml solution contains 100 units insulin aspart* (equivalent to 3.5 mg).

Does NovoRapid need to be refrigerated?

NovoRapid® [vial/Penfill®] that is being used or is about to be used is not to be kept in the refrigerator. You can carry it with you and keep it at room temperature (not above 30°C). Use within 4 weeks.

How much NovoRapid should I take?

NovoRapid is normally used in combination with an intermediate- or long-acting insulin given at least once a day. The patient’s blood glucose (sugar) should be tested regularly to find the lowest effective dose. The usual dose is between 0.5 and 1.0 units per kilogram body weight per day.

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Is NovoRapid FlexPen refillable?

Do not refill your FlexPen®. Once empty, it must be disposed of. Check the name and coloured label of your pen to make sure that it contains the correct type of insulin. This is especially important if you take more than one type of insulin.

How do I calculate how much insulin to take?

Divide the total carbohydrates by the insulin to carbohydrate ratio. The result is the amount of insulin units needed. Visit for additional copies. Add the number of units needed for food to the number of units needed to correct blood sugar to get your total dose of insulin (Humalog/Novolog/Apidra).

How do insulin pens work?

An insulin pen is an injection device that is about the size and shape of a magic marker. It delivers insulin into the fatty tissue below the skin (usually in the arm, thigh, or stomach) via a short, thin disposable needle.

What is insulin NovoRapid FlexPen used for?

NovoRapid® is used to reduce the high blood sugar level in adults, adolescents and children aged 1 year and above with diabetes mellitus (diabetes). Diabetes is a disease where your body does not produce enough insulin to control the level of your blood sugar.

Is NovoRapid cloudy or clear?

Types of insulin 1

Examples Appearance How long it lasts (duration)
NovoRapid (insulin aspart) Clear 3–5 hours
Entuzity (insulin regular) Clear 17–24 hours
Humulin R, Novolin ge Toronto (insulin regular) Clear 6.5 hours
Humulin N, Novolin ge NPH(insulin NPH) Cloudy Up to 18 hours

Do you shake insulin?

Do not shake the bottle. This can make the insulin clump. Clear insulin does not need to be mixed. If the insulin vial has a plastic cover, take it off.

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Can you take NovoRapid without food?

Check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist if you are not sure. NovoRapid® is generally taken immediately before a meal. Eat a meal or snack within 10 minutes of the injection to avoid low blood sugar. When necessary, NovoRapid® can be given soon after a meal.

What is one unit of insulin?

Officially, one unit is defined at the biological equivalent of 34.7 micrograms of pure crystalline insulin, a measure that comes from the dawn of insulin, and just happens to be the amount required to induce hypoglycemia in a rabbit (don’t ask).

How much insulin should I take if my blood sugar is 500?

Thus: 500 ÷ total daily dose = the number of grams of carbs covered by 1 unit of rapid-acting insulin. If your total daily dose was 50, this would give you the following calculation: 500 ÷ 50 = 10. This would mean that 10 grams of carbs would require 1 unit of insulin, giving you the ratio of 1:10.

What type of insulin is NovoRapid FlexPen?

The insulin aspart, or “NovoRapid®”, in NovoRapid® FlexPen® is a rapid-acting insulin used to treat diabetes mellitus in adults and children. Diabetes mellitus is a condition where your pancreas does not produce enough insulin to control your blood sugar (glucose) level. Extra insulin is therefore needed.