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NovoPen 5 is a reusable pen injector designed for single-patient use by diabetes patients for the self-injection of insulin and is the culmination of more than 25 years of NovoPen experience. Due to additional memory function, NovoPen 5 records time and dose volume since last.
Novopen 5 is an insulin pen injector designed for diabetes patients to self-inject insulin. The pen has a dose pointer button, an insulin scale, and a cartridge that holds insulin. The pen has the capability to record the last dose volume in units, and each segment represents an hour elapsed since the last injection.
Use and Dosage
NovoPen 5 is a reusable pen injector and is designed for single patient use. The pen is used by attaching a needle to the pen's cartridge holder, dialing the prescribed dose, and injecting the insulin under the skin.
Here are the basic steps for using the NovoPen 5:
- Wash your hands with soap and water.
- Check the insulin in the cartridge to make sure it is the right type and not expired.
- Attach a new needle to the pen and remove the outer cap.
- Prime the pen by dialing a unit and pressing the injection button until a small drop of insulin appears at the needle tip.
- Choose your injection site and, with one hand, hold the pen like a pencil and insert the needle into your skin at a 90-degree angle.
- Push the injection button all the way down and hold for 5 seconds before removing the needle from your skin.
- Dial back to zero and replace the outer cap.
Note that these are just general steps, and you should always follow the specific instructions provided by your doctor or nurse. Injection training may also be recommended to ensure proper usage.
Common Side Effects of Novopen 5 (Novolin Pen 5 - non-Rx):
- Skin problems such as: eczema, rash, itching, redness
- Swelling of your skin (dermatitis)
- Reactions at the injection site such as itching, rash
- Skin thickening or pits at the injection site (lipodystrophy), or weight gain
Serious Side Effects of Novopen 5 (Novolin Pen 5 - non-Rx):
- A fast heartbeat
- Extreme drowsiness
- Change in diet or level of physical activity
- Increased stress
- Low potassium in your blood (hypokalemia)
- Mood changes
- Rash over your whole body
- Swelling of your face, tongue, or throat
- Trouble breathing
- Weight gain or loss
Forms and Strength
Novopen 5 (Novolin Pen 5 - non-Rx) is available in the following forms and strength:
Novopen 5: Insulin Pen
- No dose
- NovoPen 5 is not recommended for use in patients who are blind or visually impaired and may have difficulty reading the dose scale.
- Patients with allergies to certain materials used in NovoPen 5 should not use the pen.
- If a patient experiences problems with the pen, such as difficulty dialing the dose or injecting the insulin, they should not use NovoPen 5 without help.
- Patients should check the name and color of the cartridge before using NovoPen 5 to ensure it is the correct insulin.
- In the event of a malfunction, such as a stuck or blocked needle, the patient should not attempt to disassemble or repair the pen.
- Patients should always consult their healthcare provider for advice on proper use and handling of NovoPen 5.
- NovoPen 5 should not be shared with others, even if the needle is changed, due to the risk of infection.
- Patients using NovoPen 5 should be cautious when driving or operating machinery as low blood sugar can affect their ability to do so safely.
- Patients with renal or hepatic impairment or other medical conditions should consult their healthcare provider before using NovoPen 5.
- NovoPen 5 should be stored at room temperature and should not be exposed to extreme heat or cold.
- Patients should check the expiration date on their insulin cartridge and discard any expired cartridges before using NovoPen 5.
- If a patient experiences an allergic reaction, such as rash, itching, or swelling, they should stop using NovoPen 5 and contact their healthcare provider.
- NovoPen 5 should not be used for doses less than 0.5 units or more than 60 units per injection, as this may affect the accuracy of the dose.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Can I reuse insulin cartridges with NovoPen 5?
No, insulin cartridges are for single use only and should be discarded after use.
How do I store NovoPen 5?
NovoPen 5 should be stored at room temperature between 36°F and 86°F. Do not expose your NovoPen 5 to extreme heat or cold.
How do I clean my NovoPen 5?
Clean your NovoPen 5 with a soft, damp cloth. Do not use solvents or alcohol to clean your pen.
Can NovoPen 5 be used with any type of insulin?
NovoPen 5 is only compatible with Novo Nordisk insulin cartridges.
It's important to purchase Novopen 5 from verified Canadian pharmacy.