Humalog Pen - Is anyone having trouble with the mechanics of the humolog kwik pen?
- 13 Jun 2011 by beanie52
- humalog, humalog pen, insulin
I had a new pen the dial did not click when dialed and the plunger would not go in or even budge. I took another from the box, same thing. After the third pen I had insulin. It was a Sunday night and I am so glad I had pens on hand. What would happen if it were my last new pen and would not inject. I called the company and am sending the pens back for review. It is a very expensive proposition when one fails. HAVE YOU HAD A PROBLEM?
20 Jul 2011
Yes, this same thing happened to me! I opened a pen on Sunday evening that was defective. There was only one left in my box of pens, and the second was also defective! Sunday night! My pharmacy wsas not open! No doctors are available then! This is inexcusable!
That was a few months ago. Today - from a third box - I opened a new pen , and guess what? Yes! This is the fourth defective pen! What is a diabeticto do when there is noquality contyrol on these vital products? This could cause serios problems!
Whhhhhhaaaaat's up, people?
All the years I have used Humalog, I have never experienced such a problenm. And yet it just seems to continue.
13 Sep 2011
Yes I also have had this problem with a number of pens in my batch this summer. I am pushing as hard as I can. When I withdraw a few c c's spurt out. I have tried different locations but it still happens. Could it have been the extreme heat we were experiencing? It seemed to happen more with the Pens I carry in my purse than the one on my kitchen counter
26 Nov 2011
This happens on about 10% of the pens I use. I contacted Lilly. They blamed me, then my Doctor, and finally the needle for these problems. Clearly it is a manufacturing problem, since I use the pen correctly. Quite a waste of money for me!
15 Jan 2013
I went through 2 pens that are stuck midway in the dosages. I have not used them for more than 2 weeks and this must contribute to the defect. The protein at room temp must coagulate in the pen in my opinion. The pen is not turning right after I pressed hard on the plunger so its ruined. Is this a safety measure for expired insulin? I would like to know.
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