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Administrating Insulin and Insulin Analogues

Insulin Pen Devices available in the UK

From the 1st of March 2000, insulin pens and needles were prescribable on the NHS.

Some of the pens available in the UK are illustrated below. For further information on individual pens, click the name of the pen on the right. (Note: information on all these pens is not yet available.)

Also available is a Table of Insulin Pen Devices which allows you to compare the features of various devices.

Novomix 30 Flexpen (Novo Nordisk)

Novomix 30 Flexpen (Novo Nordisk)

Preloaded pens (Novo Nordisk)

Preloaded pens (Novo Nordisk)

Innovo (Novo Nordisk)

Innovo (Novo Nordisk)

Innolet (Novo Nordisk)

Innolet (Novo Nordisk)

Optipen Pro (Aventis Pharma)

Optipen Pro (Aventis Pharma)

Aventis Optiset (Aventis Pharma)

Aventis Optiset (Aventis Pharma)

 

Dr Nishan Wijenaike, Consultant Physician
West Suffolk Hospitals Diabetes Service
October 2002