BD Launches First Syringe Designed for Use with Humulin R U-500 Insulin

November 8, 2016

BD has launched the BD U-500 Insulin Syringe.

The insulin syringe is designed to make it easier for patients and health care providers to draw the correct dose of U-500 insulin by reducing steps that can result in dosing errors.

The BD U-500 Insulin Syringe features a 6 mm x 31-gauge syringe needle designed to deliver insulin injections into the subcutaneous tissue while minimizing the risk of intramuscular injection.

The insulin syringe also has unique dosage labeling designed to distinguish between other syringes to help prevent confusion and incorrect dosing. The new insulin syringe is a 0.5 mL syringe with clear, bold U-500 scale markings in 5-unit increments and allows for dosing up to 250 units. — Cynthia Jessup

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