Insulin Syringe

 
 

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Drug Information For:

MONOJECT SYR/NDL, 29G, 1ML, 100'S

Ingredient Name:

INSULIN SYRINGES

Drug Manufacturer:

CAN-AM

Common Uses:

These syringes are used to draw and inject insulin (and other solutions as determined by your doctor) into a preselected site of the body.

Before Using This Medicine:

INFORM YOUR DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST of all prescription and over-the-counter medicine that you are taking. Inform your doctor of any other medical conditions, allergies, pregnancy, or breast-feeding.

How to Use This Medicine:

Follow the directions for using these syringes given to you by your healthcare provider. To prepare your dose of insulin, pull the syringe plunger back to draw air into the syringe. The amount of air in the syringe should be equal to the number of units of insulin that you will be injecting. Insert the needle through the rubber cap of the insulin bottle and inject the air into the bottle. Invert the bottle and syringe. Pull back on the plunger to draw insulin into the syringe and measure the correct number of units of insulin. Check for any bubbles in the syringe. Eliminate any air bubbles found by tapping gently on the syringe. Insulin can be injected into the abdomen, buttocks, thighs, and arms. First clean the skin at the injection site with an alcohol pad or rubbing alcohol. Pinch a fold of skin at the injection site with your fingers. The pinch should include at least 3 inches of skin. Insert the needle at a 45 to 90 degree angle. Then, inject the insulin, withdraw the needle, and press lightly on the skin. Discard the used syringe and needle as instructed by your healthcare provider in a puncture-resistant, resealable, disposable household container like an empty coffee can or bleach bottle. Sterility of a reused syringe cannot be guaranteed. STORE THE SYRINGES at room temperature in a tightly-closed container, away from heat and light. IF YOU MISS A DOSE OF YOUR MEDICINE, follow the missed dose instructions that came with your medicine. Contact your doctor if you are unsure what to do if you miss a dose of your insulin.

Cautions:

Use a different site for each injection - about 1 inch away from previous injection sites but in the same general area. Use all available sites in the same general area before switching to a different area. Do not use the same injection site more often than once every month or two. If you have trouble seeing the small markings on the syringe, have someone help you. Also, let your doctor and pharmacist know about this problem. They can provide syringes that are easier to read, special tools to help you fill the syringe, or prefilled syringes.

Possible Side Effects:

A SIDE EFFECT that may occur while using this medicine is pain, swelling, or redness at the injection site. If it continues or is bothersome, check with your doctor. AN ALLERGIC REACTION to this product is unlikely, but seek immediately medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, or trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.

Overdose:

No overdose information is available for this product.

Additional Information:

DO NOT SHARE THIS MEDICINE with others for whom it was not prescribed. DO NOT USE THIS MEDICINE for other health conditions. KEEP THIS PRODUCT out of the reach of children. Do not reuse needles, syringes, or other materials. Dispose of properly after use. Ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist to explain local regulations for selecting an appropriate container and properly disposing of the container when it is full.

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