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Prefilled Insulin Syringes
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. 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
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
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, 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, I'd like to know if Biotin & Bepanthen injections can be taken subcutaneously with insulin syringes?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Which is less painful for a child with diabetes, the insulin injection syringe or the pen injection device?
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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