mylife Optifine – For everyone who needs a little more security
When it comes to choosing the right pen needle, the pen no longer is the decisive factor since modern needles should fit all commonly available pens.
What matters is the patient with his or her individual needs. This is where mylife Optifine clearly differs from other needles:
- Fast and easy removal of the sealing foil
- Easy handling with large outer and inner protective cap
- Easily recognisable blue-colour of inner protective cap
Especially patients with motor difficulties will find it much easier to change their needles with mylife Optifine.
mylife Optifine Handling steps
Remove safety cap.
Click the needle, with the outer needle shield still on, straight onto the pen.
Tip: Hold the needle on the table and click the pen into the needle.
Never click the needle on at an angle.
Remove the outer needle shield and keep safe.
Remove the inner needle shield.
Insert the needle following your nurse's instructions and slowly inject the insulin.
Carefully replace the outer needle shield.
Screw the needle off and dispose of carefully.
mylife Optifine Fits all major brands of injection pen
For everyone who needs a little more security
Cannula mount with viewing windows for additional optical control. Special silicone surface treatment and triple facet bevel for maximum injection comfort.
Easy-to-remove inner protective cap.
External protective cap with good grip. Free tear-off tab allows the sealing flm to be removed quickly.
Types and product range
The mylife Optifine is available in 4 lengths. You will certainly find the length which works best for your individual needs.
|Pen needle||Cannula diameter||Cannula length|
|mylife Optifine 6||0.25mm||6mm|
|mylife Optifine 8||0.25mm||8mm|
|mylife Optifine 10||0.33mm||10mm|
|mylife Optifine 12||0.33mm||12mm|
mylife Optifine Avoiding problems
|Problem||Possible cause||Recommended action|
|Re-using the pen needle several times||Change the pen needle after every injection.|
|Injecting into a muscle||Make a skin fold or use a shorter pen needle.|
|Too superficial, hit a nerve in the skin||Use a longer pen needle.|
|Insulin leaks from the injection site||Pen needle too short||Use a longer pen needle.|
|Pen needle removed too quickly after injecting (incomplete insulin delivery)||Inject slowly and do not remove the pen needle immediately (count to 10).|
|Injected too quickly, insulin could not be distributed correctly||Inject slowly and do not remove the pen needle immediately (count to 10).|
|Insufficient insulin action||Unsuitable injection site (lipohypertrophy, scar tissue, skin hardening)||Avoid unsuitable sites. Inject slowly and do not remove the pen needle immediately (count to 10).|
|Pen needle removed too quickly after injecting (incomplete insulin delivery)||Tip the pen gently back and forth a number of times before each injection.|
|Incomplete mixing of insulin in the ampoule (only relevant for cloudy insulin)||Use a new pen needle.|
|Unable to press down the dose button on the pen||Rubber membrane of the ampoule not pierced||Use a new pen needle.|
|Pen needle too loose||Ensure clicked on properly.|
|Pen needle blocked||Use a new pen needle.|