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Needle Novofine
Dosage: 30G - 8mm
Quantity: 100
Price: $43.80

Indications

Novofine is a brand of pen needles used for administering insulin to patients with diabetes.

The Novofine needles are designed for comfort and to reduce injection pain and anxiety.

Novofine Plus 32G 4 mm Pen Needle is one of the shortest and thinnest needles available from Novo Nordisk, while NovoFine 32G 6 mm Pen Needles are ultra-thin needles designed to minimize pain during injection.

Use and Dosage

Read the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start using insulin isophane each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor, diabetes educator, or pharmacist.

Learn all preparation and usage instructions from your healthcare professional and the product package.

Before using, gently roll the vial or cartridge, turning it upside down and right side up 10 times to mix the medication. Do not shake the container. Check this product visually for particles or discoloration, and if either is present, do not use the insulin. Insulin isophane should look evenly cloudy/milky after mixing. Do not use it if you see clumps of white material, a “frosty” appearance, or particles stuck to the sides of the vial or cartridge.

Before injecting each dose, clean the injection site with rubbing alcohol. Change where you inject each time to lessen the risk of problems or damage under the skin (for example, pits/lumps or thickened skin). Inject this medication under the skin as directed by your doctor, usually once or twice a day. This insulin product may be injected in the stomach area, the thigh, the buttocks, or the back of the upper arm. Do not inject into a vein or muscle because very low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) may occur. Do not rub the area after the injection. Do not inject into skin that is red, swollen, itchy, or damaged. Do not inject cold insulin because this can be painful. The insulin container you are currently using can be kept at room temperature.

This product may be mixed only with certain other insulin products such as insulin regular. Always draw the insulin regularly into the syringe first, then follow with the longer-acting insulin. Never inject a mixture of different insulins into a vein. Consult your health care professional about which products may be mixed, the proper method for mixing insulin, and the proper way to inject mixtures of insulin. Do not mix insulins if you are using an insulin pump.

Do not change brands or types of insulin without directions on how to do so from your doctor.

Do not share your pen device with another person, even if the needle is changed. You may give other people a serious infection or get a serious infection from them. Learn how to store and discard medical supplies safely.

The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Measure each dose carefully because even small changes in insulin amount may greatly affect your blood sugar.

Check your blood sugar regularly as directed by your doctor. Keep track of your results and share them with your doctor. This is very important to determine the correct insulin dose.

Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same time each day. Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens (your blood sugar is too high or too low).

Side Effects

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects.

The most Common side effects include:

  • Redness
  • Swelling or itching at injection sites

Severe side effects include:

  • Severe allergic reactions
    • Rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Difficulty breathing
    • Tightness in the chest
    • Swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur.

Cautions

Before using insulin isophane, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other insulins; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Do not use this medication when you have low blood sugar (hypoglycemia).

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: adrenal/pituitary gland problems, kidney disease, liver disease, and thyroid problems.

You may experience blurred vision, dizziness, or drowsiness due to extremely low or high blood sugar. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness or clear vision until you are sure you can perform such activities safely.

Limit alcohol while using this medication because it can increase your risk of developing low blood sugar.

It may be harder to control your blood sugar when your body is stressed (such as due to fever, infection, injury, or surgery). Consult your doctor because this may require a change in your treatment plan, medications, or blood sugar testing.

Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).

Check your blood sugar before and after exercise. You may need a snack before exercising.

If travelling across time zones, ask your doctor about how to adjust your insulin schedule. Take extra insulin and supplies with you.

Older adults may be more sensitive to the side effects of this drug, especially low blood sugar.

Children may be more sensitive to the side effects of this drug, especially low blood sugar.

Tell your doctor right away if you are pregnant. Pregnancy may cause or worsen diabetes. Discuss a plan with your doctor for managing your blood sugar while pregnant. Your doctor may change your diabetes treatment during your pregnancy (such as diet and medications including insulin).

This medication passes into breast milk but is unlikely to harm a nursing infant. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding. Your insulin needs may change while breastfeeding.

Form and Strengths

Needle Novofine is available in the following form and strengths:

  • Needle Novofine Pen Needle:
    • 30G-8 mm

FAQ

How should I use Novofine?

Use Novofine exactly as your healthcare provider tells you to.

Do not share your Novofine needles with another person even if the needle has been changed. You may give another person an infection or get an infection from them.

Resources:

  1. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19267582/
  2. https://www.drugs.com/cdi/novofine.html#side-effects
  3. https://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-178494/novolin-n-flexpen-subcutaneous/details

Additional information

Brand Name:

Needle Novofine

Scientific Name:

Needle – non Rx

Other Names:

Needle Novofine

Strength(s):

30G – 8mm

Quantities Available:

100

Formulation:

Pen Needle