Humulin 70/30

Humulin 70/30 Caution For Usage

Manufacturer:

Eli Lilly

Distributor:

Zuellig
/
Agencia Lei Va Hong
Full Prescribing Info
Caution For Usage
Incompatibilities: Humulin preparations should not be mixed with insulins produced by other manufacturers or with animal insulin preparations.
Special Precautions for Disposal and Other Handling: Do not reuse needles. Dispose of the needle in a responsible manner. Needles and pens must not be shared. Cartridges can be used until empty, then properly discard. Any unused product or waste material should be disposed of in accordance with local requirements.
Instructions for Use and Handling: Cartridge: A suspension for injection in a 3 mL cartridge to be used with a CE marked pen as recommended in the information provided by the device manufacturer.
Preparing a Dose: Cartridges containing Humulin 70/30 formulation should be rolled in the palms of the hands ten times and inverted 180° ten times immediately before use to resuspend the insulin until it appears uniform cloudy or milky. If not, repeat the above procedure until contents are mixed. Cartridges contain a small glass bead to assist mixing. Do not shake vigorously as this may cause frothing, which may interfere with the correct measurement of the dose.
The cartridges should be examined frequently and should not be used if clumps of material are present or if solid white particles stick to the bottom or wall of the cartridge, giving a frosted appearance.
The cartridges are not designed to allow any other insulin to be mixed in the cartridge.
Cartridges are not designed to be refilled.
The manufacturer's instructions with each individual pen must be followed for loading the cartridge, attaching the needle and administering the insulin injection.
Injecting a Dose: Inject the correct dose of insulin.
Use of the injection sites should be rotated so that the same is not used more than approximately once a month.
Vial: A suspension for injection in a 10 mL vial to be used in conjunction with an appropriate syringe (100 IU/mL markings).
Preparing a Dose: Vials containing Humulin 70/30 formulation should be rotated several times in the palms of the hands before use to completely resuspend the insulin, until it appears uniform cloudy or milky. If not, repeat the above procedure until contents are mixed.
Do not shake vigorously as this may cause frothing, which may interfere with the correct measurement of the dose.
The vials should be examined frequently and should not be used if clumps of material are present or if solid white particles stick to the bottom or wall of the vial, giving a frosted appearance.
Prepare the syringe prior to injection, as directed by the doctor or diabetes specialist nurse.
Use an insulin syringe marked for the strength of insulin being administered.
Injecting a Dose: Inject the correct dose of insulin, as directed by the doctor or diabetes specialist nurse.
Use of the injection sites should be rotated so that the same is not used more than approximately once a month.
KwikPen: Preparing Humulin 70/30: The KwikPen should be rotated in the palms of the hands 10 times and inverted 10 times immediately before use to resuspend insulin until it appears uniformly cloudy or milky. If not, repeat the above procedure until contents are mixed. Cartridges in the pen contain a small glass bead to assist mixing.
Do not shake vigorously as this may cause frothing which may interfere with the correct measurement of the dose. The cartridges in the pen should be examined frequently and should not be used if clumps of material are present or if solid white particles stick to the bottom or sides of the cartridge, giving it a frosted appearance. Check in each time of injection.
Getting the KwikPen Ready to Use: First wash hands.
Read the instructions on how to use the pre-filled insulin pen. Please follow the instructions carefully.
Here are Some Reminders: Use a clean needle. (Needles are not included).
Prime the KwikPen before each use. This checks that insulin comes out and clears the air bubbles from the KwikPen. There may still be some small air bubbles left in the KwikPen, these are harmless, but if the air bubble is too big, it may make the dose of the injection less accurate.
Injecting Humulin 70/30: Before the patient makes an injection, clean the skin as instructed.
Inject under the skin, as was taught. Do not inject directly into a vein.
After the injection, leave the needle in the skin for 5 seconds to make sure the patient has taken the whole dose. Do not rub the area of injection. Make sure that the patient injects at least half an inch (1 cm) from the last site of injection and that the patient 'rotates' the places of injection, as was taught.
After Injecting: As soon as the patient has done the injection, unscrew the needle from the KwikPen using the outer needle cap. This will keep the insulin sterile and prevent leaking. It will also stop air from going back into the KwikPen and the needle clogging up. Do not share needles or KwikPen. Replace the cap on the KwikPen.
Further Injections: Every time the patient uses a KwikPen the patient must use a new needle. Before every injection, clear any air bubbles. The patient can see how much insulin is left by holding the KwikPen with the needle pointing down. The scale on the cartridge shows about how many units are left.
Do not mix any other insulin in the disposable pen. Once the KwikPen is empty, do not use it again. Please get rid of it carefully. The diabetes specialist nurse or pharmacist will advise how to do this.
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