loose "pellet" fell out of my HUMIRA pen? what the ....?

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the-80s-rock
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   Posted 8/17/2010 12:25 PM (GMT -7)   
the last 2 times i used my Humira pen's I noticed a small "pellet"-like object fall out of the gray end of the pen.  Not sure if its the cap for the needle inside.  anyone notice these or ever have this happen to you?
 
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randynoguts
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   Posted 8/18/2010 3:55 AM (GMT -7)   
nope...

Sniper
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   Posted 8/18/2010 5:25 AM (GMT -7)   
I've been losing my marbles for years but I never see them fall out .....Must be something else..
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Rider Fan
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   Posted 8/18/2010 7:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Sounds like a question for the Humira hotline.
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dragonfly137927
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   Posted 8/18/2010 11:43 AM (GMT -7)   
I use the syringes more often than the pens, The syringeones do have a rubber and plastic cap for the needle but for the few times I remember using the pen there was no cap. I would definitly call the company
Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984.
Temp iliostomy February 2007, reversed June 2007, Ovarian cysts, migraines, allergies (incl food allergies) , oral allergy syndrome (diff than true food allergies), Asthma, Gall Bladder removed 1999, Inguenal hernia 1987
 
 
 

Becky77
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   Posted 8/18/2010 12:05 PM (GMT -7)   
It's normal. I actually took a pen apart once after I used it because I noticed that. Sounds strange, but I was bored.

The grey "pellet" is what covers the needle. When you take the grey end off to use the syringe, it is loosened. I always put the grey cap back on to "store" before taking to get rid of it, and they fall out.
Becky

32 yr old female-dx with Crohn's in '97 after emergency resection and appendectomy, 2nd resection '05, Bilateral pulmonary emboli 10/09
Currently on Humira, Omeprazole, Effexor, Seroquel, Calcium, Vit D
Coumadin stopped 3/15/10!!!!

Sniper
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   Posted 8/18/2010 9:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Must be dif. from my insulin pen. It has a rubber cap over the tip but each needle punches through it when it is screwed on. Nothing ever falls off ,,,and yes, I have taken them apart to see how they work too. Cant help it, I'm curious.
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