Medication Information Leaflet
Insulin should be injected into the fatty tissue that is between the skin and muscle layer. You should rotate the injection site within the same area to prevent your body from forming lipodystrophy (a small lump or dent in the skin that forms when a person repeatedly injects in the same spot).
Do not inject insulin in the areas that are actively used during exercise.
Your abdomen or stomach area is the best site for injection as it provides the fastest and most consistent absorption of insulin.
You may throw this injection away along with the used needles, into a metal tin or thick plastic container (eg. detergent bottles). You can also buy a container specially designed to throw sharp items, known as a sharps box, at pharmacies to prevent any injuries due to the needles.
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Please visit www.moh.gov.sg/knowyourmeds and www.ndf.gov.sg for more information on medication.
Last updated on May 2023
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