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How to use Humapen Ergo II?

Posted on September 16, 2012 | 1 Comment on How to use Humapen Ergo II?

Also known as the ergonomic pen, the Humapen Ergo II is insulin delivery device created by Eli Lilly for the convenient self administration of insulin by diabetic patients. It looks like a pen with a push, twist and lock cartridge holder that allows users to conveniently inject insulin, read and correct dosages easily and change cartridges in a fast and simple way. The device allows users to inject I to 60 units of Humulin from a 3 ML cartridge.

To use the Humapen Ergo II, the first step is to load an Insulin Cartridge into the pen by removing its cap off. After removing the cartridge holder, insert the small end of the Humulin insulin cartridge into the holder then push it straight using the cartridge plunger to lock them together. Make sure that the insulin is evenly mixed by rolling and inverting the pen. Attach the Needle by screwing it onto the cartridge holder. Prime or check the Insulin Flow first by holding the device with the needle upwards and tapping the insulin cartridge holder and gently pushing the injection button. Repeat procedure until insulin flows when button is pushed.

Before injecting, dial your dose by turning the dose knob forward or backward to choose the correct dosage. After that, insert needle in the portion of your body as instructed by your healthcare professional and inject the insulin by gradually pushing the injection button until its reaches the end. Hold the injection button down for at least five seconds before removing it from your skin. After injecting, the dose window should indicate 0 else one should redo the whole procedure to inject the remaining dosage that one is required to take.

The most common problem in using the Humanpen ergo II is patients usually get the wrong insulin dosage. This can be prevented by always checking the insulin flow before injecting the needle or ensuring that the cartridge holder is securely attached to the pen. The pen should also not be used if any part of it is either broken or damaged. This normally happens when 1.5 mL cartridges of insulin cartridges are used. It is also not recommended to be used by blind or visually impaired patients without assistance. Finally, the pen is designed for used only to 3 years after which, it should be replaced.

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  1. 14/08/08

    I BOUGHT HUMAPEN ERGO II AND INSULIN IS NOT COMING OUT OF THE CARTRIDGE BECAUSE WHEN I GOT THE PEN TWICE THE SCREW IS NOT OUT. KINDLY HELP ME.

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