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How many cc does a insulen needle hold?

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September 14, 2007 1:35AM

I think that you are referring to the insulin syringe, not the needle. The standard insulin syringe holds one cc, divided into 100ths, which is equal to one UNIT of insulin. It is imperative that you are using a U100 insulin solution with a U100 syringe. If you don't, the incorrect dosage could be catastrophic. There are some smaller insulin syringes that only hold 0.5 cc (making them half the size of the 1cc). They are STILL marked properly for U100 insulin even though they are smaller in size. Hope that this helps!!