Novofine Pen Needles is in a group of drugs called insulin. Novofine Pen Needles (Insulin) is used to help control high blood sugar in people with diabetes. Keeping blood sugar low helps to prevent kidney damage, blindness, nerve problems, loss of limbs, and sexual functions. It may also reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke. It works by replacing the insulin your body would normally make and get blood sugar into cells, so your body can use it for energy. The usual recommended start dose depends on the size of needle and amount of insulin your body needs.
The brand Novofine Pen Needles is manufactured by Novo Nordisk and distributed from Canada. Novofine Pen Needles is available in injectable pens of 28 gauge/12mm, 30 gauge/6mm, and 30 gauge/8mm, and 32 gauge/6mm strengths.
Get medical help immediately if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction while taking Insulin.
• Difficulty breathing;
• Swelling of your face, lips, tongue or throat
Stop taking Novofine Pen Needles and call your doctor at once if you have one of these serious side effects:
• Signs of low potassium levels in the blood;
o Muscle cramps, weakness, irregular heartbeats.
• Signs of low blood sugar;
o Sweating, shaking, fast heartbeat, hunger, blurred vision, dizziness, or tingling in the hands and feet.
• Signs of high blood sugar;
o Thirst, increased urination, confusion, drowsiness, flushing, rapid breathing, fruity breath odor.
Less serious side effects of Insulin may include redness, swelling, itching at the injection site.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please call your doctor if you have any further concerns or questions.
Novofine Pen Needles should be taken as prescribed by your doctor. Talk to your doctor about your medical history to be sure you can safely take Novofine Pen Needles. Particularly if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or nursing. Different insulin pens may require different needles. Be sure to have the correct need for your device and do not reuse needles, syringes, or other materials. There may be an interaction between Novofine Pen Needles and other medications. If you are taking any medications, vitamins, or herbal supplements, speak to your doctor.