How do you use a NovoMix FlexPen?

How do you use a NovoMix FlexPen?

How to use it

  1. Inject NovoMix® 30 under the skin (subcutaneous injection) as shown to you by your doctor or diabetes education nurse.
  2. NovoMix® 30 may be injected into the abdomen, thighs, buttocks or upper arms.
  3. Remember to change your injection site regularly as shown to you by your doctor or diabetes education nurse.

How do you use NovoMix 50 penfill?

Novomix 50 100IU/ml Penfill is normally prescribed along with a long-acting type of insulin or other diabetes medicines. Your doctor or nurse will teach you the correct way of injecting it under the skin. It should be taken 15 minutes before a meal or within 20 minutes after starting a meal.

How many units is NovoMix insulin pen?

1 cartridge contains 3 ml equivalent to 300 units. NovoMix 30 FlexPen 1 ml of the suspension contains 100 units soluble insulin aspart*/protamine-crystallised insulin aspart* in the ratio 30/70 (equivalent to 3.5 mg). 1 pre-filled pen contains 3 ml equivalent to 300 units.

When is the best time to take NovoMix?

NovoMix® 30 is generally taken immediately before a meal. Eat a meal or snack within 10 minutes of the injection to avoid low blood sugar. When necessary, NovoMix® 30 can be given soon after a meal. See How and where to inject, below for information.

Can I take NovoMix 3 times a day?

From NovoMix 30 twice daily to thrice daily: the morning dose can be split into morning and lunchtime doses (thrice daily dosing). How to adjust the dose: Adjust the dose of NovoMix 30 on the basis of the lowest pre-meal blood glucose level from the three previous days.

How do I know how much insulin to take?

Divide the total carbohydrates by the insulin to carbohydrate ratio. The result is the amount of insulin units needed. Visit for additional copies. Add the number of units needed for food to the number of units needed to correct blood sugar to get your total dose of insulin (Humalog/Novolog/Apidra).

Can NovoMix be given three times a day?

Where do you inject FlexPen?

The main injection sites are the thighs, stomach, buttocks or backs of the upper arms. Ask your doctor or nurse which sites are recommended for you.

How do you inject insulin FlexPen?

Insert the needle with a quick motion into the skin at a 90-degree angle. The needle should go all the way into your skin. Slowly push the knob of the pen all the way in to deliver your full dose. Remember to hold the pen at the site for 6-10 seconds, and then pull the needle out.

What are the side effects of NovoMix insulin?

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:

  • anxiety.
  • blurred vision.
  • confusion.
  • difficulty concentrating.
  • difficulty speaking.
  • dizziness.
  • drowsiness.
  • fast heartbeat.