Insulin Pen Needles Rx
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Insulin Pen Needles Rx
Usually ships the same weekday before 3pm CT with veterinary approval.
Requires veterinary authorization.
Your pet's veterinarian will provide directions for use.
What are UltiCare Insulin Pen Needles for Dogs and Cats?
- Insulin is a hormone that is naturally produced by the pancreas to convert sugar (glucose) in the blood to energy for the body.
- Diabetic animals are either unable to produce their own insulin or cannot use it properly.
- Insulin injections help treat diabetes in cats and dogs by normalizing the glucose level in the blood.
- Insulin pen needles can be used on insulin pens to administer this important drug.
- These insulin pen needles are designed to attach to the end of insulin pens such as the Basaglar KwikPen, Humalog KwikPen, Humulin N KwikPen, Lantus SoloStar, Levemir FlexTouch, and NovoLog FlexPen.
- For safe and easy disposal, these needles come with a built-in sharps container.
Why do cats and dogs use Pen Needles?
- Insulin is prescribed to dogs and cats with diabetes mellitus to help lower their blood sugar.
- Insulin is an ongoing, supportive treatment for diabetes.
- Insulin must be injected subcutaneously, or below the skin, using a syringe or an insulin pen and pen needle.
What else should I know about Pen Needles?
- VetRxDirect requires a prescription from a veterinarian to dispense pen needles.
- Insulin pens are sold separately.
- VetRx pen needles are pet-labeled versions of the same pen needles.
- These pen needles come in sharps containers come to use to safely dispose of used pen needles.
- 32 gauge needles have a smaller circumference than 31 gauge and 29 gauge needles.
- 31 gauge needles have a smaller circumference than 29 gauge needles.
- 5/32 inch needles are shorter than 5/16, 1/4, or 1/2 inch needles.
- 1/4 inch needles are shorter than 1/2 inch needles.
What problems could my dog or cat have with Pen Needles?
- Insulin pens do not typically allow dosing of half-units.
- If your dog or cat needs half-units, you will not be able to use pen needles with your insulin pen.
- Insulin syringes can also be used to draw from insulin pens, using the pen as a vial.
- Some insulin pens must be primed before they inject.
- Pen needles can be too short or too thin to deliver insulin doses effectively to some cats and dogs with long hair or thick skin.
How do you use Pen Needles?
- Each pen needles should be used one time only.
- Pen needles attach to the end of the insulin pen. The dose is dialed on the pen, and then the pen is used with the needle to inject the insulin dose.
- Contact your local waste management or check SafeNeedleDisposal.org on how to dispose of the container properly.
What is in Pen Needles?
- UltiCare pen needles are latex-free and feature a silicone coated barrel and tri-beveled tip for injection comfort.
- Sold by box of 100 pen needles.
Will I get what I see in the picture?
- UltiCare is a brand name. You will receive the exact brand that you request.
Is it important for my dog or cat to finish all of the Pen Needles?
- Dogs and cats may use insulin and pen needles for different lengths of time. Please consult your veterinarian if you have any questions.
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Most Liked Positive Review
Works great for a lot less
I use the Vetsulin Insulin pen for my cat and these needles work great. The only downside is the plastic part that screws onto the pen is a little smaller than the Vetsulin brand needles so you need to really push the needle remover onto the needle and unscrew it all the way before pulling the needle off the pen or you'll pull the remover off the needle. There's just a little learning curve for removing the needles.
Most Liked Negative Review
When I pull the needle out of my cat the insulin continues to drip out of the needle. Insulin is expensive and this wastes it.
Easy UseFrom UndisclosedComments about Insulin Pen Needles Ulticare VetRx, 1/2 Inch, 29G, 100ct, Sharps ContainerVery easy to use
Sharps Container HelpsFrom UndisclosedComments about Insulin Pen Needles 5/16 inch, 31g, 100ct with Sharps ContainerMatched the needles needed for insulin pen. Was not sure about sharps container, but it has been very convenient.
Quality in life despite challengesFrom UndisclosedComments about Insulin Pen Needles 5/32 inch, 32g, 100ct with Sharps ContainerJack is a good cat, always accepting the medicine that keeps him with is without complaint. The glargine injection pen and disposable needles make my and more importantly his life easier every day twice a day.
Cheapest aroundFrom UndisclosedComments about Insulin Pen NeedlesDawn's diabetic she needs them
Cheaper than othersFrom UndisclosedComments about Insulin Pen Needles Ulticare VetRx, 1/2 Inch, 29G, 100ct, Sharps ContainerDawn's diabetic need them
Best quality and best serviceFrom UndisclosedComments about Insulin Pen Needles Ulticare VetRx, 1/2 Inch, 29G, 100ct, Sharps ContainerBest quality and best service
SharpsFrom UndisclosedComments about Insulin Pen Needles 1/2 inch, 29g, 100ct with Sharps ContainerVery easy to use!
Easy to useFrom UndisclosedComments about Insulin Pen NeedlesI like the simple to use pen needles. One and done. Easy to dispose as well.
These needles for medium to long hair catsFrom UndisclosedComments about Insulin Pen Needles Ulticare VetRx, 1/2 Inch, 29G, 100ct, Sharps ContainerI started with smaller needles with my cats insulin- but those needles would bend and I want sure if the insulin was injected properly. These needles are great- especially if you have. Medium or long haired car.
Super efficient & easyFrom UndisclosedComments about Insulin Pen NeedlesThis product makes storage & disposal of the needles super efficient & easy!
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Q & A
What pens will these needles work??
According to the manufacturer (UltiCare), every pen needle, regardless of length or gauge, provide universal fit with all diabetes pens and other injection pens. Please contact your veterinarian to determine if this product is appropriate for your cat or dog.Verified Answer
Our vet said that insulin pens should not be used on animals. Our cat is diabetic. He says many of these pens have been recalled. What is the real story? Thanks?
Vetsulin is currently the only insulin product that is FDA approved for the treatment of diabetes mellitus in dogs and cats. In 2011, Vetsulin was taken off the market because of manufacturing concerns. The product was reintroduced to the market in 2013, and the FDA continues to monitor its use. Please continue to follow the recommendations of your veterinarian.Verified Answer
Can I use a regular insulin needle to dispense insulin from the solostar pen. I have a fill box of insulin needles from the vial dosing and don't want to waste them?
Speak with your veterinarian on this question. It is possible to withdraw the insulin from the cartridge in the pen using insulin needles. One potential advantage of this technique would be the ability to measure out half units of insulin. Your veterinarian will need to show you the proper technique to avoid damaging the seal or the needle. Thank you, VetRxDirectVerified Answer
Where do I dispose of the used container/needles once all the needles have been used??
Since the needles are in the container, you should be able to just throw the container away otherwise contact your local pharmacy or veterinarian and they should be able to tell you where a proper place to dispose of the containers is. Thank you, VetRxDirectVerified Answer
I currently purchase BD Ultra Mini 5mm x 31G needles to be used with the Lantus SoloStar Pen Inj 5 x 3 ML. Do you carry these needles??
No, unfortunately we only carry the UltiCare pen needles. Thank you, VetRxDirectVerified Answer
Are these the tips for a Lantus solostar pen??
Yes, these needles attach to the end of the pen. Thank you, VetRxDirectVerified Answer
How do I dispose of the used pen needles??
Needles need to be disposed of in a sharps container and then taken to a medical supply disposal center. You will need to contact a local pharmacy or your vet's office might be able to tell you where you can dispose of the container. Thank you, VetRxDirectVerified Answer
How do I know what size to get??
You will need to consult with your veterinarian to see which size would be best. They will know which size would work best with your pet. Thank you, VetRxDirectCommunity Answer
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