How do you use a Lantus pen needle?

Pull the needle cover straight off. Now hold the pen with the needle pointing upward. Tap the insulin reservoir gently so any air bubbles rise toward the needle. Keeping the needle pointing upward and using the palmar grip, press the injection button all the way in.

What size needles for Lantus?

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.

What are insulin needles used for?

Insulin pen needles are a disposable needle used to get insulin out of an insulin pen. Pen needles are threaded to attach securely and safely to the insulin pen, penetrating the rubber top deep enough to reach the insulin fluid. Insulin pen needles come in different sizes of gauge and length.

How many units of Lantus is normal?

The usual starting dose of Lantus for people with type 2 diabetes is 0.2 units/kg. (There are about 2.2 lb/kg.) The maximum starting dose of Lantus is 10 units a day. Lantus is typically taken once a day, not twice a day.

What is the most common needle size used for intravenous injections?

The length of a needle is listed after the gauge number. For example, 25G ½ refers to a 25 gauge, ½ inch-long needle. Longer needles (½ inch or longer) are commonly used for intramuscular injections, while shorter (shorter than ½ inch) needles are more often used for intravenous injections.

Do you need needles 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.

Do you have to pinch the skin when giving insulin?

Insulin shots should go into a fatty layer of your skin (called “subcutaneous” or “SC” tissue). Put the needle straight in at a 90-degree angle. You do not have to pinch up the skin unless you are using a longer needle (6.8 to 12.7 mm). Small children or very thin adults may need to inject at a 45-degree angle.

How quickly does Lantus take effect?

Long-acting: It begins working around four hours after injection and it has the ability to work for up to 24 hours. These insulins do not peak but are steady throughout the day. Examples of long-acting insulin including glargine (Lantus) and detemir (Levemir).

How do I choose a needle for injection?

You should choose needle length based on the weight of your adult patients, as follows:

  1. Adults weighing less than 130 lbs (60 kg): Use of a 1″ needle is recommended.
  2. Adults weighing 130–152 lbs (60–70 kg): Use of a 1″ needle is recommended.

Which needle to use with Lantus solostar pen?

THE LANTUS SOLOSTAR INSULIN PEN CAN BE USED WITH THE BD ULTRA-FINE™ PEN NEEDLES*. Your healthcare provider may prescribe Ultra-Fine™pen needles. They come in the following sizes:

Which pen needles for Lantus solostar?

Lantus SoloSTAR (disposable pen) — 3 mL per pen, with 100 units of insulin per mL. To use the SoloSTAR pen, you must obtain pen needles (such as BD Ultra-Fine™ pen needles). You will need a prescription for pen needles, and they can be purchased at most pharmacies.

How long should you keep insulin pens?

Insulin pens only require refrigeration before their first use. After its initial use, simply keep your insulin pen out of direct sunlight and in a room-temperature setting. Insulin pens typically stay good for 7 to 28 days after the initial use, depending on the type of insulin they contain.

Does Victoza come with needles?

The Victoza injectable pen comes with disposable needles. It is important that you use each needle only one time and be sure to properly dispose of the needles, according to the specific laws in your state. If you miss a dose of Victoza, be sure that you take it as soon as you do remember.