What are triple-sharpened needles?
It is a medical standard for needles. It alludes to how the needle’s sharp end is formed – three bevels are formed, one at the surface and one of each at the sides. This will make skin penetration easier and less painful.
What is Luer Lock technology?
The Luer Lock is a standardized fitting for syringes to make leak-free connections between the pen and the needle. It’s one of the most common types of locks used today. You just need to twist the pen needle onto the pen to lock it in place.
Why do pen needles have expiration dates?
These dates indicate until when the needle is guaranteed to remain sterile as long as the protective cover is not damaged. The manufacturer does not guarantee its sterility after this date.
What are the benefits of a silicon-coated needle?
Silicone coating provides lubrication to the needle, creating less surface tension onto your skin to reduce discomfort upon injection or extraction.
Can I reuse these pen needles?
No. We strongly recommend disposing of the pen needles after use as they are designed to be single-use for sterility and hygienic purposes. Also, the tip of a new needle is sharp and precisely formed to ensure gentle penetration but the tip can become dull or bent if used more than once.
How do I properly dispose of pen needles?
To help avoid HIV (AIDS), HBV (Hepatitis), and other infectious diseases due to accidental needle sticks, follow standard infection control precautions as specified by the CDC or local equivalent. All syringes and needles are to be disposed of according to local guidelines.
Can I bring my pen needles aboard a plane?
Yes. Make sure a physician prescribed your insulin and needles by providing a professional, pre-printed pharmaceutical label identifying the medication. As long as they are covered and labeled clearly, it is okay to bring pen needles for blood testing on board.