Wrong Novolog Dosage

By Anonymous Latest Reply 2008-10-25 00:05:35 -0500
Started 2008-10-24 16:19:31 -0500

I just was told this eveing that I perhaps have been over-dosing my novolog by using the new pen cartriage..instead of 35 units @ each meal I have been doing 105units @ each meal [as the pen is caliprated at 3ml per unit! IS THIS POSSIBLE for over 2 years???No wonder I am never well!!

2 replies

sexyswamprat 2008-10-25 00:05:35 -0500 Report

Explain this to your doctor asap. You and him need to get on same level as far as correct dosages. Even if you can just call him.

enigmalady777 2008-10-24 18:47:44 -0500 Report

I believe that the pen cartridges contain 3 ml total, and each ml has 100 units, therefore the cartridge has a total of 300 units of insulin.

I use the InnoLet device which is also made by Novo Nordisk and that's how the device is calibrated as well. It states "100 units/mL 3 ml" on the back of the device just above the scale marking the unit level. The level scale shows numbers from 12 through 300 to indicate how many units are left in the device.

You may want to check your cartridge to see if it reads in a similar manner.

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