Humulin N/Humulin R

Humulin N/Humulin R Caution For Usage

insulin isophane, human

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: Humulin N: 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 N 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.
Each pack contains a patient information leaflet with instructions on how to inject insulin.
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 N 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.
Mixing of Insulins: The shorter acting insulin should be drawn into the syringe first, to prevent contamination of the vial by the longer acting preparation. It is advisable to inject directly after mixing. However, if a delay is necessary, a consistent routine must be followed.
Alternatively a separate syringe or, separate cartridges of Humulin R and N, can be used for administration of the correct amount of each formulation.
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.
Each pack contains a patient information leaflet with instructions on how to inject insulin.
KwikPen: Inject Humulin N under the skin. Do not administer it using a different administration route. Under no circumstances should Humulin N be given into a vein.
Preparing the KwikPen: The KwikPen should be rotated in the palms of the hands ten times and inverted ten 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 each time before injecting.
Getting the KwikPen Ready to Use: Wash hands.
Read the instructions on how to use pre-filled insulin pen. Follow the instructions carefully.
Reminders: Use a clean needle. (Needles are not included).
Prime 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 N: Before injecting, clean skin as instructed. Inject under the skin. Do not inject directly into a vein. After injection, leave the needle in the skin for five seconds to make sure the whole dose has been taken.
Do not rub the injected area. Make sure to inject at least half an inch (1 cm) from where the patient's last injected and 'rotate' the places injected.
After Injecting: As soon as the injection is done, 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 going back into the KwikPen and the needle clogging up.
Do not share needles or KwikPen. Replace the cap on the KwikPen.
Further Injections: Use new needle every time. Before every injection, clear any air bubbles. 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 have left.
Do not mix any other insulin in disposable pen. Once the KwikPen is empty, do not use it again. Dispose it properly.
Humulin R: Cartridge: A solution 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 R formulation do not require resuspension and should only be used if it is clear, colourless, with no solid particles visible and if it is of water-like 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.
Each pack contains a patient information leaflet with instructions on how to inject insulin.
Vial: A solution 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 R formulation do not require resuspension and should only be used if it is clear, colourless, with no solid particles visible and if it is of water-like appearance.
Mixing of Insulins: The shorter acting insulin should be drawn into the syringe first, to prevent contamination of the vial by the longer acting preparation. It is advisable to inject directly after mixing. However, if a delay is necessary, a consistent routine must be followed.
Alternatively a separate syringe or, separate cartridges of Humulin R and N can be used for administration of the correct amount of each formulation.
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.
Each pack contains a patient information leaflet with instructions on how to inject insulin.
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