Safety Alerts & Recalls

What does this mean?

If you use the original Prefilled Pen that contains Humalog, Humalog Mix 75/25, or Humalog Mix 50/50, please be aware that this pen soon may no longer be available in your pharmacy. Please speak to your pharmacist, doctor, or other healthcare provider managing your diabetes to determine whether or not you will need a new prescription for the KwikPen product. If you have concerns about your Humalog or Humalog Mix Product or if you are interested in different insulin delivery options, please speak with our doctor or other healthcare provider managing your diabetes.

If you still have original Prefilled Pens containing Humalog, Humalog Mix 75/25, or Humalog 50/50, you can continue to use these pens until the expiration date stamped on the carton and pen as long as they have been stored under proper conditions.

Discontinuation of Original Prefilled Pens for Humalog and Humalog Mix

As of January 1, 2011, Lilly will no longer manufacture the original Prefilled Pens that contain: Humalog (insulin lispro injection [rDNA origin])

Humalog Mix 75/25 (75% insulin lispro protamine suspension, 25% insulin lispro injection [rDNA origin]), and

Humalog Mix 50/50 (50% insulin lispro protamine suspension, 50% insulin lispro injection [rDNA origin]).

This action is being taken in an effort to align Humalog prefilled devices under a single pen platform. By the end of October 2010, it is expected that the original Prefilled Pen containing Humalog Mix50/50 will no longer be available to pharmacies and healthcare providers. At this time, the original Prefilled Pen containing Humalog or Humalog Mix75/25 continues to be available, and pharmacies and healthcare providers can order and dispense these to patients until supplies are exhausted.

There are several brands and formulations of insulin available. This discontinuation alert only applies to the original Prefilled Pen that contains Humalog, Humalog Mix 75/25, and Humalog Mix 50/50. The Humalog brand of insulin will continue to be available in other delivery options including a pen device called the KwikPen.

To learn more about the discontinuation of these products and the available KwikPen Product, please visit: Humalog Pen - more information here

Humalog Mix 75/25 Pen - more information here

Humalog Mix 50/50 Pen - more information here

Source: Manufacturer
Publication Date: 2010-11-03
Last Updated: 2010-11-03

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