Table of Insulin Pen Devices

Manufacturer

Name of pen

Dosage
Min-Max

Cartridge Size

 Insulin

Material

Colour

On NHS

Reusable or  Refillable

Redial if wrong dose

Carry Case

Novo Nordisk

Novopen 3 Classic

1 – 70 units

3ml (300 units)

Novo Nordisk Penfill 3ml cartridges

Metal

Silver

Yes

Reusable

Yes

Yes – hard case, grey

Novo Nordisk

Novomix 30 Flexpen

1 – 60 units (1.0 increments)

3ml (300 units)

Novorapid
Novomix 30
Levemir

Plastic

Blue

Yes

Prefilled

Yes

None

Novo Nordisk

Novopen 3 Fun

1 – 70 units

3ml (300 units)

Novo Nordisk Penfill 3ml cartridges

Metal

Red & Yellow or Blue & Green

Yes

Reusable

Yes

Yes – soft case, dark blue

Novo Nordisk

Preloaded Pens

2 – 78 units

3ml (300 units)

NovoRapid, Actrapid, Insulatard, Mixtard 30, etc

Plastic

White (insulin col or tactile coded)

Yes

Prefilled

Yes

Yes – soft case, dark blue

Novo Nordisk

 Innovo

1 – 70 units

3ml (300 units)

Novo Nordisk Penfill 3ml cartridges

Plastic

Blue with Green or Orange trim

No

Prefilled

Yes

Yes – soft case, dark blue

Novo Nordisk

Innolet

1 – 50 units

3ml (300 units)

Human Insulatard, Mixtard 30

Plastic

Cream

Yes

Reusable

Yes

None

Lilly

Humapen Ergo

1 – 60 units

3ml (300 units)

All Lilly 3ml cartridges from Humalog and Humulin ranges

Plastic

Blue and Burgundy or Blue and Teal

No

Reusable

Yes

Yes – hard case, teal or burgundy

Lilly

Prefilled Pen

1 – 60 units

3ml (300 units)

Lilly cartridges for Humulog, Mix25, Mix 50, Humulin I, S, M3

Plastic

White

Yes

Prefilled

Yes

None

Aventis Pharma

OptiPen Pro

1 – 60 units

3ml (300 units)

Insuman

Plastic or Steel

Yellow or Green or Dark Blue or White

No

Reusable

Yes, plus digital visual display

Yes – hard case, pale blue

Aventis Pharma

Aventis Optiset

2 - 40 units

3ml (300 units)

Insuman

Plastic

White

Yes

Prefilled

Yes

None

 

Revised Dec 2005