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Which syringe can be used with Humulin® R U-500 (insulin human) vial?
BD U-500 insulin syringe must be prescribed with Humulin R U-500 vial to avoid administration errors. Do not use any other type of syringe with Humulin R U-500 vial.
BD™ U-500 Insulin Syringe
BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) U-500 insulin syringe must be prescribed with Humulin® R U-500 (insulin human injection) 500 units/mL (U‑500R) vial to avoid administration errors. Do not use any other type of syringe with U‑500R vial.1
BD U-500 insulin syringe is a 0.5 mL syringe that features
- a U-500 symbol (green)
- a green needle shield
- a gray syringe plunger
- dosing up to 250 units per injection
- numerical markings from 25 to 250 units
- dosing increments of 5 units per syringe dose line, and
- 6-mm, 31-gauge needle.1-3
Humulin R U-500 Vial
The U‑500R vial is a 20 mL multiple dose vial (10,000 units per vial) that features
BD U-500 insulin syringe does not require dose conversion; the dose lines on BD U-500 insulin syringe show the number of units of U‑500R to be injected. Each marking on BD U-500 insulin syringe represents 5 units of insulin.1
Enclosed Prescribing Information
1Humulin R U-500 [package insert]. Indianapolis, IN: Eli Lilly and Company; 2019.
2Humulin R U-500 Vial [instructions for use]. Indianapolis, IN: Eli Lilly and Company; 2019.
3BD™ U-500 Insulin Syringes 6mm x 31G 1/2 mL/cc. BD. Accessed April 25, 2022. https://www.bd.com/en-us/products-and-solutions/products/product-page.326730
4Data on file, Eli Lilly and Company and/or one of its subsidiaries.
5Customer portals and quick links. BD. Accessed April 25, 2022. https://www.bd.com/en-us/support
Date of Last Review: April 22, 2022