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I need insulin syringes and I can't buy them where I'm at I need a prescription?

I need insulin syringes and I can't buy them where I'm at I need a prescription?

Insulin Syringes: Then you need to get a prescription from the doctor who is prescribing your insulin. If you need them for illicit purposes, then I suppose that is why the law is in place. ...Read more

Syringe (Definition)

A syringe is a simple pump consisting of a plunger that can be pulled and pushed along inside a cylindrical tube allowing the syringe to take in and expel a liquid or gas through an orifice at the open end of the tube. The open end of the syringe may be fitted with a needle for ...Read more


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Can I use (novolin (insulin) (insulin) 70/30+syringes) instead of (novolin (insulin) (insulin) 70/30 penfill + novolin (insulin) pen) since I have no prescription to buy the penfill? Thanks!

Can I use (novolin (insulin) (insulin) 70/30+syringes) instead of (novolin (insulin) (insulin) 70/30 penfill + novolin (insulin) pen) since I have no prescription to buy the penfill? Thanks!

Sure: Just talk to your doc to make the switch to insulins and have them teach you to draw them up. They can send you to a diabetic educator for the teaching. ...Read more

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Can you give 2 types of insulin together in single syringe. Regular and long lasting?

Can you give 2 types of insulin together in single syringe. Regular and long lasting?

Only the older types: Insulins n (intermediate-acting) and r (short-acting) can be mixed together in the same syringe immediately before injection (draw up the r first). Newer long-acting insulins like Lantus and levemir, (insulin detemir) and rapid-acting insulins like Humalog and NovoLog can not be mixed in the same syringe, due to their unique properties. Rapid-acting insulins can be mixed with n insulin. ...Read more

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Is there any other uses of insulin syringe (10 ml)? (It's a medical question I'm a medical student) Thank you

Is there any other uses of insulin syringe (10 ml)? (It's a medical question I'm a medical student) Thank you

Many uses.: A syringe is the plunger and barrel into which medicine is drawn up. A needle is then connected to a syringe to administer medicine. Any syringe can be used to administer medications under the skin, into the muscle, or in the case of some special needles, into bones or the epidural space in the spine. They can also be used to withdraw body fluids. An "insulin" syringe is usually 1mL, not 10. ...Read more

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How long does insulin last in a syringe?

How long does insulin last in a syringe?

Look at the insert: Most Insulin syringe manufacturers discourage the practice of keeping Insulin for a prolonged period of time in the syringes specially with long acting analogs like lantus (insulin glargine). I do tell my patients that it is ok for short acting insulins to be preloaded in a syringe if you are going out to eat but no longer than 2-3 hrs. ...Read more

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What are the other purposes of using insulin syringe? "I'm a medical student"

What are the other purposes of using insulin syringe? "I'm a medical student"

Insulin syringe: Can be used for any drug that needs to be adminstred subcutaneously, or for intrdermal testing, ...Read more

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Hi, I'd like to know if Biotin & Bepanthen injections can be taken subcutaneously with insulin syringes? Thanks.

It's not a question: Of "whether" but WHY would you even think of doing it in the first place. Stop before you harm yourself. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. ...Read more

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Is lantus (insulin glargine) dose the same as normal syringe injection? Should it be applied three times a day?

Please clarify: Hi. I don't understand your question. Lantus (insulin glargine) is only given once per day (not 3 times/day). Lantus (insulin glargine) is a basal insulin (flat, non-peaking) and does not cover meal insulin requirements, which are the 3 times/day injections. The dose of Lantus (insulin glargine) is determined on an individual basis, but if you mean is the dose from a Lantus (insulin glargine) pen the same as the dose from a vial using a syringe, the answer is yes. ...Read more

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Where can I donate a SEALED & refrigerated vial of insulin in IL? My mom was to get premeasured pens. She has no syringes to use it. 2 days old.

Where can I donate a SEALED & refrigerated vial of insulin in IL? My mom was to get premeasured pens. She has no syringes to use it. 2 days old.

Can't really: Most used medications can be recycled, but biological and injectable meds can only be re-used safely in an inpatient, or in the hospital setting. To be sure, contact your local pharmacy, your state may have a special law to cover this, but I'm not aware of any currently. ...Read more

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I just im'd 1 mg cyanocobalamin (1ml fluid, 1 insulin syringe full) I want to know is this the normal weekly dose because I'm not clear about instruct?

Get Instructions: If you are not clear on instructions call your doc for clarification. 1 mg/week is a dosage that is commonly used, but your instructions coule easily be for mor or less. Best to get the answer from the doc who prescribed it. ...Read more

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Which is less painful for a child with diabetes, the insulin injection syringe or the pen injection device?

Which is less painful for a child with diabetes, the insulin injection syringe or the pen injection device?

About the same: The needles used to inject Insulin are so small these days that patients do well with both the pen device or needle/syringe method. ...Read more

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Hello doc. Wantd to know. What iis the risk of geting HCV aftr prick of an insulin syringe on my thumb, aftr giving intradermal espogen inj to hcv+ pt?

Hello doc. Wantd to know. What iis the risk of geting HCV aftr prick of an insulin syringe on my thumb, aftr giving intradermal espogen inj to hcv+ pt?

Low risk: Hcv is a blood borne disease. Since the injection you gave was intradermal there would be little to no blood, and since fluid was pushed out through the needle there would have been no blood inside the needle. Considering all of that the risk of infectious hcv spreading to you is very low. ...Read more

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I was prescribed intramuscular vitamins and given insulin syringes and told to inject into the glutes. I don't think the needle reaches the muscle. Will it still work if it goes into fat?

I was prescribed intramuscular vitamins and given insulin syringes and told to inject into the glutes. I don't think the needle reaches the muscle. Will it still work if it goes into fat?

Yes, but ask 4 longer: Yes, it should still work, but it would be better to inject into muscle. I usually use one and a half inch long (but thin like 27 guage) needles to inject into muscle. You can also inject into the back of your upper arm where there is less fat between the muscle and skin so that your current needles will reach muscle. Ask your doc for longer needles! ...Read more

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How do you decide which insulin treatment (syringe, pen, pump, pod) is best for a type 1 diabetes patient? Generally, how long is the process of teach a patient how to use an insulin pump? Is the learning process age dependent?

How do you decide which insulin treatment (syringe, pen, pump, pod) is best for a type 1 diabetes patient? Generally, how long is the process of teach a patient how to use an insulin pump? Is the learning process age dependent?

Endocrinologist Q: Generally one does not start with a pump.
The nurse team with the endocrinologist will do the teaching. In our hospital, the patient is admitted for stabilization of glucose level and comprehensive teaching...usually 1-3 days. ...Read more

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What is the cheapest brand of over-the-counter insulin?

It ain't cheap: Hi. I remember buying a vial of insulin in the 1970's for $7. Now you're looking at hi-$100's to low-$200's for the good (analog) insulins. NPH and Regular human insulins are still available OTC and are less expensive. I NEVER prescribe them, however, and you would have to ask pharmacies for prices. Shop around - prices may vary. Shame on this barbaric country for not covering with single payor. ...Read more

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What over-the-counter medicine can I take for a bad cold that would work with Coumadin (warfarin) and insulin?

Antihistamines&tylen: Anti-histamines, such as benadryl, and tylenol (acetaminophen) are available over the counter and can help symptoms of a cold. They are not always successful. These medication won't interfere with Coumadin or insulin. ...Read more

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Does seroquel/quetiapine (50mg) affects the pancreas cells? How does it affect insulin sensitivity? Can you counter its negative effects on insulin?

Does seroquel/quetiapine (50mg) affects the pancreas cells? How does it affect insulin sensitivity? Can you counter its negative effects on insulin?

Tiny effect: A review of the literature shows a tiny number (.1%) of patients reporting insulin resistance with Seroquel use. 2/3 of these were women, associated drugs used with Seroquel were, in order of occurence : Abilify, (aripiprazole) Zyprexa, Risperdal, Zoloft, and Lexapro. Seroquel affects mostly Dopamine, Serotonin, and Alpha receptors, so it shouldn't, by itself cause insulin resistance. Talk to you psychiatrist ...Read more

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I read that antidepressants cause weight gain due to insulin resistance. If I take zoloft, (sertraline) I can counter weight gain taking L-glutamine and L-leucine?

I read that antidepressants cause weight gain due to insulin resistance. If I take zoloft, (sertraline) I can counter weight gain taking L-glutamine and L-leucine?

Chromium pic: Chromium picconalate helps regulate glucose and Insulin very effectively. SSRIs and related meds affect serotonin in the gut and other areas besides the brain. The GI tract has lots of serotonin receptors. The mechanism of meds affecting blood sugar isn't fully clarified. ...Read more

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Insulin (Definition)

A hormone produced in the pancreas by the islets of langerhans that regulates the amount of ...Read more