How to use NovoTwist®

The design of NovoTwist® allows simple ‘just twist’ attachment and detachment of the needle to Next Generation FlexPen®. See the step-by-step guide.

NovoTwist® is available in two needle lengths: 5 mm and 8 mm. Optimum injection technique varies with the weight of the individual user. See injection guidelines.

Step-by-step guide

NovoTwist® is attached and detached with a simple ‘just twist’ technique. It is simple to learn and is aided by an audible ‘click’ when the needle is attached.

To detach the NovoTwist® needle, replace the blue cap, twist to release the needle from the pen and then dispose of your needle safely.

Injection guidelines

  • Insulin has to be injected into the fatty layer of the skin called the subcutaneous layer. 
  • NovoTwist® comes in two lengths, 8 mm and 5 mm. The length of the needle might influence which injection technique should be used to ensure correct deposition of insulin. 
  • Always consult with a health care professional regarding which injection technique to use.


NovoTwist® 5 mm needles

Injection guidelines for NovoTwist® 5 mm needles are currently under development by Novo Nordisk.

HQMMA/DV/1014/0063. November 2014.

FlexPen and NovoTwist