Medicine Supply Notification: Humulin® S (insulin soluble human) 100units/ml solution for injection 10ml vials

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a medicine supply notification for Humulin® S (insulin soluble human) 100units/ml solution for injection 10ml vials.

This MSN is the second of two covering supply issues with insulin vials. The first MSN (MSN/2024/053) issued on 09/05/24 covered Humalog® vials. This MSN (MSN/2024/057) covers Humulin® S (insulin soluble human). CAUTION: These products have similar sounding names and appropriate risk minimisation strategies should be implemented to ensure actions are carried out for specific products.


Tier 2 – medium impact

Date of issue: 20th May 2024

  • Humulin® S (insulin soluble human) 100units/ml 10ml vials will be out of stock from late May 2024 until mid-June 2024
  • Actrapid® (insulin soluble human) 100units/ml 10ml vials remain available and can support increased demand.

A copy of this medicine supply notification, including further information, has been sent to all pharmacy NHS email addresses.

DHSC and NHSE/I have now launched an online Medicines Supply Tool, which provides up to date information about medicine supply issues. The contents of these MSNs can now be viewed on the Tool.

The Tool also details any changes to resupply dates and updates to the entries.

To access the Tool you will need  an NHS email address. Once set up and logged in, you will be able to access it online.

New shortages not listed on the SPS website, can be reported using our shortage reporting tool.

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