Needles
All the needles supplied by DHDP are guaranteed by the manufacturer to be sterile, non-toxic and  non-pyrogenic (as long as they are unopened and undamaged). They are designed to be used once only. The higher the gauge the smaller the hole – 30g is the finest we supply and 16g is the biggest.

The length of a needle is indicated by the number after the gauge, so a 26g 1/2" is a 26 gauge (0.45mm hole) and is a half inch long (13mm). They also come in different colours for easier identification.

 

For more information please contact us.

Always use a new needle!

 

Different DB Needle Types
30 gauge (30g 1/2" (13mm), yellow).These are designed for use on very small veins (aka blood vessels). They are good for people who have difficulty with their veins (see the section on Vein Care). Be careful with these, as they are so fine and sharp it is easy to go right through the vein and out the other side. Blood clots in the needle quite quickly because of the small size.

26 and 27 gauge (26g 1/2" (13mm), 26g 5/8" (16mm), & 27g 1/2" (13mm), brown and grey respectively). Most of our clients use these two sizes. If your veins are in good condition then the 26 gauge will be the best size for you. If they’re getting a bit tatty, then try the 27 gauge. If you are using steroids sub-cutaneously, then these are good sizes to use.

25 gauge (25g 1 1/2", 25g 1" & 25g 5/8" orange) This is the only size available for butterflies, but they are also available as regular needles as well. If you have wonderful veins, a regular 25 gauge is fine to use. As a butterfly, they have the advantage that once the needle is in the vein, it wont move. This makes them ideal for delivering large amounts of fluid (using large barrels) with minimum hassle.

16 to 24 gauge (they range from 1 1/2" to 3/4") These smaller gauge needles are designed for intra-muscular (for injecting into the muscle) and sub-cutaneous (for injecting into the tissue just under the skin) use.  Most commonly these are used for anabolic steroids without the supervision of a qualified medical professional. They are also used for blood tests.  Make sure you get needles with a longer shaft if you are administering steroids through IM or sub-cutaneous. These needles are also very good for mixing up drugs and dividing them up between barrels as they suck up fluid through a filter quicker and wont get confused with yours or anyone else’s needles
 
Swabs These are free to all our clients. If you are injecting it is strongly recommended that you use them to clean the injection site. They are also useful for cleaning spoons and other surfaces that might come into contact with anything that will end up in a syringe. Remember to allow anything you’ve wiped with them to “air dry” (especially your skin) - don’t ruin your newly sterile surface or spoon by wiping it with a skoady old tea towel! The more you use swabs, the more uses you’ll find for them.

Needles We Supply


BD Microlance Needle
16g 1 1/2" (1.6mm x 40mm)

BD Precision Glide Needle
21g 1 1/2" (0.8mm x 38mm)

 
BD Precision Glide Needle
21g 1"  (0.8mm x 25mm)

 
BD Precision Glide Needle
22g 1 1/2" (0.7mm x 38mm)

 
BD Precision Glide Needle
22g 3/4" (0.7mm x 19mm)

 
BD Precision Glide Needle
23g 1 1/4" (0.6mm x 32mm)

 
BD Precision Glide Needle
23g 1" (0.6mm x 25mm)

 
BD Precision Glide Needle
23g 3/4" (0.6mm x 19mm)

 
BD Precision Glide Needle
25g 1 1/2" (0.5mm x 38mm)

 
BD Precision Glide Needle
25g 1" (0.5mm x 25mm)


BD Precision Glide Needle
25g 5/8" (0.5mm x 16mm)


BD Precision Glide Needle
26g 1/2" (0.45mm x 13mm)


BD Microlance Needle
26g 5/8 (0.45mm x 16mm)


BD Precision Glide Needle
27g 1/2 (0.4mm x 13mm)


BD Microlance Needle
30g 1/2 (0.3mm x 13mm)