Two ways to take Humulin R U-500
Confirm your dose with your doctor
For a handy reference, please have your doctor write down your daily dosing schedule.
Using the U-500 KwikPen®
Watch this video for step-by-step instructions.
About the U-500 KwikPen®
You may notice that the U-500 KwikPen has some similarities and differences from what you’re used to:
- Same size as other KwikPens
- It dials and doses in 5-unit increments (standard U-100 pens dial and dose in single-unit increments)*
- It holds 1500 units per pen (standard U-100 pens only hold 300 units)
- You’ll receive 2 pens per pack
- Distinctive aqua color
*Please see the Instructions for Use included with your pen.
You’ll need to use a pen needle with your U-500 KwikPen. Your doctor may prescribe BD needles, which are recommended for use with your KwikPen. Pens and pen needles are for single-patient use only and should not be shared, even in healthcare facilities, as infection or disease can be spread from one person to another. Do not withdraw insulin from the pen using any syringe. You may need a separate prescription for your pen needles.