Medicine Supply Notification: Tresiba (insulin degludec) FlexTouch 100units/ml solution for injection 3ml pre-filled pens

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a medicine supply notification for Tresiba (insulin degludec) FlexTouch 100units/ml solution for injection 3ml pre-filled pens.

MSN/2023/053

Tier 2 – medium impact

Date of issue 24th May 2023

  • Tresiba® FlexTouch® (Insulin degludec) 100units/ml pens will be out of stock from August 2023 until January 2024.
  • Tresiba Penfill® (Insulin degludec) 100units/ml solution for injection 3ml cartridges remain available and can support increased demand.

A copy of this medicine supply notification, including further information for pharmacy teams, 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 to

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