How to use NovoFine® Plus needles

Attaching the NovoFine® Plus needle to your pen device

Tearing off paper tab

Step 1:

Take a new needle. Tear off the paper tab

Removing needle cap

Step 2:

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

Removing needle cap

Step 3:

Pull off the outer needle cap and keep it for later. You will need it after the injection to safely remove the needle from the pen

Removing inner needle cap

Step 4:

Pull off the inner needle cap and throw it away. If you try to put it back on, you may accidentally stick yourself with the needle. A drop of the medicine may appear at the needle tip. This is normal, but you must still check the flow

If you are taking insulin, please always check the flow before you begin to inject. This helps to ensure that you get your full dose of insulin.

Additional information on injecting is available from your doctor and in the Instruction for Use that comes with your pen

Inject into the right part of the skin


The medicine has to 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


NovoFine® Plus is a 4 mm needle, which means the risk of injecting into the muscle is reduced compared to larger needles



This means you do not necessarily have to pinch the skin and create a “skin fold” before injecting*†



The NovoFine® Plus needle should be injected at a 90° angle, directly into your skin*†

*Pinching the skin to create a “skin fold” may still be recommended for some people (such as slim children), to prevent injecting into the muscle

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

Always use a new needle

Remember that pen needles are sterile products designed for single use only

Re-using a needle could:


damage the needle tip and protective coating, making injections more painful and causing bleeding or bruising


result in blockage, making it very difficult to deliver your medicine during the next injection


increase the risk of breakage, which can damage your skin

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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