If you use pre-filled Novo Nordisk pens, PenCycling could not be simpler, and is completely free of charge. To get started, collect a PenCycle return box from your nearest participating pharmacy, or order some here.

Remove the needle from your empty, pre-filled Novo Nordisk pen and dispose of it carefully in your normal way (do not put the needle in the PenCycle return box)

Please always make sure your pre-filled Novo Nordisk pen is empty before you drop it in the box. 

Removing the needle from your empty pen before you drop your pen in the return box is really important – your pen cannot be recycled if the needle is still attached.

Dispose of the needle safely after each injection using a sharps bin. Keep your sharps bin in a safe place so it's not a risk to other people and is out of the sight and reach of children. Sharps bins must not be disposed of in household waste. Please discuss with your healthcare professional the procedure for disposing of sharps bins in your area.

Your PenCycle return box can hold a maximum of 12 pens.

You can collect a new return box from participating pharmacies, or order online here. 

Reporting of side effects

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in the package leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at https://yellowcard.mhra.gov.uk/↗.

By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

Adverse events should also be reported to Novo Nordisk Limited.

(Telephone Novo Nordisk Customer Care Centre 0800 0232573.)

Calls may be monitored for training purposes.  

This page is intended only for people in the UK who are prescribed pre-filled Novo Nordisk pens for diabetes or weight management. 

Preparation date January 2024

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