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gobbly2100

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Hey,

I am trying to put together a list of all the most popular insulin pens.

Could I ge some help with finding out which are all the main ones that are available please?
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Chappo

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I guess the main ones on the Australian market are:

NovoPen 4 (Cartridges) *not available in Aus*
NovoPen 3 (Cartridges)
Humapen Luxura (Cartridges) & Humapen Memoir (Cartridges with Memory)
Autopen24 (Cartridges)

Solostar (Prefill Lantus & Apidra)
Flexpen (Novo Nordisk prefill insulins)
KwikPen (Humalog prefill)

These are the ones that i currently know of. Of course there will be more!
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gobbly2100

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Oh awesome thanks, great start, I didn't think I would get a list so soon!
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Chappo

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Oh awesome thanks, great start, I didn't think I would get a list so soon!


Haha no problems :) In my experience from being around the world congresses and newly developing things with diabetes, there isn't much more than this from what i've seen. I'll see if i can find any more mainstream pens.

I think that will be most of them though, i just recalled the pens people use with all the mainstream insulins and listed them there :)

Glad to help out!
Alex
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I'm in US...Humalog (fast-acting) and OptiClik (Lantus)

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UpNorth

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There's also a pen for Humalog called Humalog Ergo. It's a reusable pen... I've never tried it, but i know it exists :T
I'm a fan of Novonordisk hehe
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Optiset (lantus) disposable pen. I thinks its been superceeded by the solostar but its still available.

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Novopen 3 demi (1/2 units) I used while on MDI.

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gobbly2100

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Disposable pens, what is the point in those exactly?
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RobiJo

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Disposable pens, what is the point in those exactly?

When the cartridge is empty you throw the whole thing away. They are not refillable.
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Jill-O

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I use:

Humalog Pen (prefilled)
and
Lantus SoloStar (prefilled)

And I love them :)

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I used to love the "Novopen 3s" but they are now discontinued in the UK as the "Novopen 4s" came out apparently here on the 1st October 2008 :eek:
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Humalog KwikPen
Lantus Solostar
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Humalog Kwik Pen 1-8u Premeal
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I used to love the "Novopen 3s" but they are now discontinued in the UK as the "Novopen 4s" came out apparently here on the 1st October 2008 :eek:


Oh my gawd is that late or what:eek: Novopen 4 has been around here for about 2 years or so:T
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Here in the US, we also have the NovoLog Pen and the NovoLog Jr. Pen (which my daughter uses).

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I use Novopen4 (with novorapid) and Solostar (with lantus). There are others available from most mfrs i.e Sanofi Aventis, Eli Lilly, Novo Nordisk, Owen Mumford. Most mfrs make both re-usable pens and disposable.
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The best pens are the Novopens, by far. They're the only ones made out of metal and they last forever. I have one I still use that I've had since 2004.

The other pen I use is the Autopen, out of necessity because it's the only one that works with Lantus carts. I've got through 3 in the last two years alone and the numbers have rubbed off my current one so I can only dose by counting each click now (Autopens are not covered by my health insurance in the UAE, unlike in the UK).

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I have to say that I am not a fan of the "disposable pens" - they are not very eco-friendly!

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I have to say that I am not a fan of the "disposable pens" - they are not very eco-friendly!


That is my thinking as well.

Altho everything we as diabetics do, produces alot of waste.
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Cloudedbrains

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I never got on with the disposeable pens - I found them to flimsy, and unsubstanial - I even broke a Novorapid FLEXPEN !!

I like the Novopen 3's (soon to be 4's) as the weight is good and they feel like they won't break if you breathe on them !!
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Newest hba1c: 5.5%
New hba1c: 5.1%
Last hba1c: 5.5%
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