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Needle Ultra Fine Mini is an insulin pen needle designed to not only prioritize precise insulin-dosing, but also comfort and ease-of-use for the patient. The Ultra-Fine Mini pen needle is the second shortest needle in this line. This means that it is not only less intimidating for the patient; it is also less painful and reduces tissue damage during injection, while still being as effective as longer needles.
The Ultra-Fine Mini needle is now built with a 5-bevel tip that drastically improves user experience. The needle itself is made from electro-polished surgical grade steel with Micro-bonded lubrication. The needle can be safely used by adults and children, providing reliable injections with no pinch-up of skin required.
Ultra-Fine Mini Needle Features:
- Coated with special Micro-Bonded lubrication for a more comfortable injection.
- Designed with optimal point geometry for maximum comfort and reliability.
- Non-toxic, non-pyrogenic and do not contain latex.
- Subject to 100% needle point inspection to assure consistent high quality.
Use and Dosage
To use the Needle Ultra Fine Mini, make sure you have everything you need, including the Needle Ultra Fine Mini, insulin pen, insulin vial, alcohol swabs, and a sharps container for needle disposal. If you are using a new pen, remove the cap and check the cartridge to ensure it contains the correct insulin. Thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water to maintain cleanliness.
Choose an injection site on your body (e.g., abdomen, thigh, or upper arm) and clean the area with an alcohol swab. Let it dry completely before proceeding. Remove the protective cap from the Needle Ultra Fine Mini and screw it onto the pen device until it is securely attached. Do not touch the needle or allow it to come into contact with any surface. Follow the instructions provided with your insulin pen to prime the needle. Priming removes any air bubbles and ensures proper insulin flow. Dial the desired dose of insulin on the pen device according to your healthcare provider's instructions. Hold the pen device like a pencil and gently pinch the cleaned injection site. Insert the Needle Ultra Fine Mini into the pinched skin at a 90-degree angle or as instructed by your healthcare provider. Push the plunger of the pen device to inject the insulin slowly and steadily.
After the injection, withdraw the Needle Ultra Fine Mini from the skin. Apply light pressure to the injection site with a clean cotton ball or tissue, if needed. Safely dispose of the used Needle Ultra Fine Mini in a sharps container as per local regulations. Do not recap or bend the needle.
Forms and Strength
Needle Ultra Fine Mini (Needle - non-Rx) is available in the following forms and strength:
Needle Ultra Fine Mini: Pen Needle 31G 5mm
- 31G - 5mm
- Before each injection, ensure that the injection site is clean and dry to reduce the risk of infection. Follow proper skin preparation techniques as advised by your healthcare provider.
- Dispose of used needles in a safe and appropriate manner. Do not recap or bend the needle before disposal to prevent needlestick injuries. The needles should be disposed of in a sharps container to prevent accidental needlestick injuries.
- Ensure that the Needle Ultra Fine Mini is compatible with your insulin pen device. Some pen needles are designed for specific pen models, so double-check the compatibility before use.
- If you experience any issues or have concerns about using Needle Ultra Fine Mini or any other pen needle, consult with your healthcare provider for personalized advice and guidance.
- Needles are designed for single-use only. Do not reuse or share needles to prevent the risk of infection.
- Rotate injection sites to prevent the development of lipohypertrophy (thickened fatty tissue) or lipoatrophy (thinning of fatty tissue). Follow the recommended injection site rotation pattern provided by your healthcare provider.
- Store needles in a safe and secure location, out of reach of children and pets.
- Store pen needles in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight and extreme temperatures. Avoid dropping or damaging the needles, as this could affect their performance.
- When using needles, ensure proper technique by following instructions provided by healthcare professionals or product guidelines. This includes proper insertion, angle, and depth for injection.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Can pen needles be reused?
Pen needles are designed for single-use only and should not be reused. Reusing needles can lead to complications such as infection, blunted needles, and inaccurate dosing. Always use a new, sterile needle for each injection.
How should I store pen needles?
Pen needles should be stored in a clean, dry place at room temperature. Protect them from extreme temperatures, moisture, and direct sunlight. Follow the manufacturer's recommendations for storage and handling of pen needles.
How should I dispose of used pen needles?
Used pen needles should be disposed of in a sharps container or a specially designed puncture-resistant container. Local regulations and guidelines for safe disposal. Do not recap or bend the needle before disposal to prevent accidental needlestick injuries.
It's important to purchase Needle Ultra Fine Mini from verified Canadian pharmacy.