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Novo fine needle availability

Discussion in 'Insulin' started by sweaty betty, Jan 2, 2021.

  1. sweaty betty

    sweaty betty Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Just been to Boots to collect my prescription and they’ve told me that they can’t get hold of novofine 6mm needles and that I need to ask my GP to prescribe a different type.

    Has anyone else been told this? Is there an alternative that’s as good?

  2. kaylz91

    kaylz91 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Can't you phone around other chemist's nearby and see if they have any? I don't use them but I haven't seen anything posted anywhere else about them being unavailable xx
  3. Wooly123

    Wooly123 · Active Member

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    Why don’t you try the BD Viva 5mm needles? What pen do you have? I use these for my Lilly pen which is for my fast acting Humalog and also use those needles for my disposable Levimir pens.
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