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UltiCare Insulin Syringes are specifically designed for comfortable and accurate dosing of insulin. These syringes are used for administering insulin injections to individuals who require insulin therapy, such as people with diabetes or pets with diabetes. They are designed for the injection of insulin and are available in assorted sizes, needle gauges, and lengths to accommodate the needs of different patients.
Ulticare insulin syringes are precision engineered with advanced technology to provide a more comfortable injection. They are available in whole unit markings and are suitable for use in both human and veterinary medicine. It contains 100 single-use insulin syringes with highly polished and silicone-coated needles that help prevent discomfort for the pet.
Use and Dosage
To use UltiCare Insulin Syringes, follow these general steps:
- Gather all necessary supplies, including the insulin vial, syringe, alcohol swab, and sharps disposal container.
- Thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water to ensure cleanliness.
- Remove the cap from the insulin vial and wipe the rubber stopper with an alcohol swab.
- Pull back the plunger of the syringe to draw in an amount of air equal to the insulin dose required. Insert the needle into the vial and inject the air into the vial.
- Keep the needle in the vial and turn it upside down. Make sure the needle tip is submerged in the insulin. Slowly pull back the plunger to draw in the correct dose of insulin.
- Tap the syringe gently to allow any air bubbles to rise to the top. Push the plunger slightly to expel the air bubbles.
- Double-check the dose in the syringe to ensure it matches the prescribed amount. If necessary, adjust the dose by pushing or pulling the plunger.
- Prepare Injection Site: Clean the injection site with an alcohol swab and let it dry.
- Pinch the skin at the injection site and insert the needle at a 90-degree angle. Push the plunger to inject the insulin. Hold the needle in place for a few seconds before removing it from the skin.
Safely dispose of the used syringe in a sharps disposal container. Follow local regulations for proper disposal.
Common Side Effects of Ulticare Syringe Insulin (Syringe - non-Rx):
- Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar): This can cause symptoms such as shakiness, sweating, dizziness, confusion, and fatigue.
- Hyperglycemia (high blood sugar): Symptoms may include increased thirst, frequent urination, blurred vision, and fatigue.
- Injection site reactions: This can include redness, swelling, itching, or pain at the injection site.
- Lipodystrophy: Repeated injections in the same area can lead to fat buildup (lipohypertrophy) or loss of fat tissue (lipoatrophy) at the injection site.
Serious Side Effects of Ulticare Syringe Insulin (Syringe - non-Rx):
- Severe hypoglycemia: This is characterized by extremely low blood sugar levels and can lead to loss of consciousness, seizures, or even coma if not promptly treated.
- Allergic reactions: Although rare, some individuals may experience allergic reactions to insulin, which can cause symptoms such as rash, itching, difficulty breathing, or swelling of the face, lips, or throat.
- Injection site infections: If proper injection techniques and hygiene practices are not followed, there is a small risk of developing an infection at the injection site.
Forms and Strength
Ulticare Syringe Insulin (Syringe - non-Rx) is available in the following forms and strength:
Ulticare Syringe Insulin: Syringe
- 29G - 1cc
- Use a new and sterile syringe for each injection to prevent infection and ensure accuracy.
- Always follow the instructions for use provided by the manufacturer.
- Store the syringes in a cool and dry place, away from direct sunlight and heat.
- Do not share your insulin syringe with anyone.
- Dispose of used syringes properly, following the guidelines for medical waste disposal in your area.
- Monitor your blood sugar levels regularly and adjust your insulin dosage as needed under the guidance of a healthcare professional.
- Keep the insulin syringe out of reach of children and pets.
- Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you experience any unusual symptoms after using Ulticare Syringe Insulin or any insulin syringe.
- Ulticare syringes are intended for one-time use only. Do not reuse the syringe as doing so can increase the risk of infection, inaccurate dosing, or other complications.
- Make sure to choose the correct size syringe based on your insulin dose to ensure accurate dosing.
- Ulticare syringes are intended for subcutaneous injection only. Do not use the syringe for intravenous, intramuscular, or any other type of injection.
- Ulticare syringes should be used with care in patients with bleeding disorders to avoid bruising or bleeding at the injection site.
- Keep the syringe away from direct heat, sunlight, or cold. Do not expose the syringe to extreme temperatures or moisture.
- Always consult with your healthcare provider before using Ulticare Syringe Insulin to ensure that it is appropriate for your specific medical needs and medical history.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How should I dispose of used insulin syringes?
Do not throw them in the regular trash or recycling bin. Many pharmacies and healthcare facilities provide sharps containers or offer programs for safe disposal of used syringes.
How should I store insulin syringes?
Insulin syringes should be stored in a clean and dry place, away from direct sunlight and extreme temperatures. Follow the storage instructions provided by the manufacturer. Keep the syringes in their original packaging until ready for use to maintain their sterility.
Are UltiCare insulin syringes latex-free?
Yes, UltiCare insulin syringes are latex-free, making them suitable for individuals with latex allergies or sensitivities.
It's important to purchase Ulticare Syringe Insulin from verified Canadian pharmacy.