Using the NovoFine® Autocover® needle 

Attaching the NovoFine® Autocover® needle to your pen device

Remove paper tab

Step 1:

Take a new needle. Tear off the paper tab

Push needle onto pen

Step 2:

Push the needle straight onto the pen. Turn until it is on tight

Pull of outer cap

Step 3:

Pull off the outer needle cap

Check flow

Step 4:

Always check the flow before you begin to inject. This helps to ensure that you get your full dose of medicine

Inject insulin

Step 5:

Inject your medicine by following the guidelines from your doctor or nurse, and the Instructions for Use that comes with NovoFine® Autocover® and your pen 

Safety lock turns on

Step 6:

After injecting, the safety lock indicator will turn red to indicate that the shield is now locked 

Inject into the right part of the skin


The medicine must be injected into the fatty layer of the skin called the subcutaneous layer



The depth of the subcutaneous layer is different for every person and at different parts of the body


The length of the needle could influence which injection technique you should use to ensure your medicine is correctly injected 



Your doctor or nurse will be able to tell you which technique is best for you, and it is best to follow this guidance

Correct needle disposal

To reduce the risk of injury to others, pen needles should be disposed of in a puncture-resistant container, such as a “sharps container”, according to local regulations. Check local recommendations for discarding medical waste.

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