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BD™ U-500 insulin syringe with BD Ultra-Fine™ 6mm needle

Simplify the steps required to inject U-500 insulin by using the BD™ U-500 insulin syringe. Designed to help patients safely take Humulin® R U-500 insulin.1,2

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Overview

The BD U-500 insulin syringe is designed with the BD Ultra-Fine™ 6mm needle to specifically support patients taking Humulin* R U-500 insulin. The BD U-500 insulin syringe is designed to help patients inject the correct dose by reducing the steps necessary to draw up and inject U-500 insulin.

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Features and Benefits
Bold scale markings
Bold scale markings in five-unit increments let you easily draw insulin to the prescribed dose, allowing up to 250 units.
Reduced number of dosing steps
The syringe is designed to reduce the number of dosing steps required to manually convert doses using a U-100 insulin syringe or a tuberculin (volumetric) syringe, helping to reduce dosing errors.
Shortest syringe needle by BD
The 6-mm x 31-G needle is the shortest insulin syringe needle length currently available from BD.
Consistency of care
To ensure consistency of care, the price of the BD U-500 insulin syringe aligns with that of the BD U-100 insulin syringe with 6-mm needle length.
Insurance coverage
BD Medical – Diabetes Care has partnered with managed care organizations to ensure that the BD U-500 insulin syringe is covered by most healthcare plans, including Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage (Part D), at the preferred copay, mirroring the coverage of our other BD Ultra-Fine insulin syringes.†
Packaging consistency
The insulin syringe package and components are aligned with the new Humulin R U-500 insulin green and gray packaging color scheme; the syringe plunger is gray, the syringe shield is green and "U-500" is printed on the syringe collar in green.
Pharmacy availability
The insulin syringe―NDC 08290-3267-30―is easy to find at the pharmacy.
References

Notes

* Humulin is a trademark of Eli Lilly and Company.

† Copays and coverage amounts vary by plan.

References

Institute for Safe Medication Practices. U-500 syringe approved by FDA. In: ISMP Medication Safety Alert. Horsham, PA: Institute for Safe Medication Practices; 2016. Gibney MA, Arce CH, Byron KJ, Hirsch LJ, et al. Skin and subcutaneous adipose layer thickness in adults with diabetes at sites used for insulin injections: implications for needle length recommendations. Curr Med Res Opin. 2010;26(6):1519-1530.

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    BD™ U-500 Insulin Syringes 6mm x 31G 1/2 mL/cc

References

Notes

* Humulin is a trademark of Eli Lilly and Company.

† Copays and coverage amounts vary by plan.

References

Institute for Safe Medication Practices. U-500 syringe approved by FDA. In: ISMP Medication Safety Alert. Horsham, PA: Institute for Safe Medication Practices; 2016. Gibney MA, Arce CH, Byron KJ, Hirsch LJ, et al. Skin and subcutaneous adipose layer thickness in adults with diabetes at sites used for insulin injections: implications for needle length recommendations. Curr Med Res Opin. 2010;26(6):1519-1530.

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References

Notes

* Humulin is a trademark of Eli Lilly and Company.

† Copays and coverage amounts vary by plan.

References

Institute for Safe Medication Practices. U-500 syringe approved by FDA. In: ISMP Medication Safety Alert. Horsham, PA: Institute for Safe Medication Practices; 2016. Gibney MA, Arce CH, Byron KJ, Hirsch LJ, et al. Skin and subcutaneous adipose layer thickness in adults with diabetes at sites used for insulin injections: implications for needle length recommendations. Curr Med Res Opin. 2010;26(6):1519-1530.

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