Medicine Supply Notification: Various Insuman Insulin preparations discontinued – Updated

Update – 24th February 2023:

  • Insuman® Comb 25 100units/ml suspension for injection 3ml cartridges and prefilled pens will be discontinued with stocks being exhausted in February and June 2023 respectively.
  • Insuman® Basal 100units/ml suspension for injection 3ml cartridges and prefilled pens will be discontinued with stocks being exhausted in February and June 2023 respectively.
  • Insuman® Rapid 100units/ml suspension for injection 3ml cartridges will be discontinued with stocks being exhausted in May 2023.
  • Humolog® Mix 25 remains available, as do other biphasic insulin preparations.
  • Alternative human isophane insulins remain available.
  • Alternative neutral (soluble) insulins remain available.

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued a medicine supply notification for various Insuman insulin preparations.

MSN/2023/002

Tier 2 – medium impact

Date of issue 17th January 2023

  • Insuman® Comb 25 100units/ml suspension for injection 3ml cartridges and prefilled pens will be discontinued with stocks being exhausted in May and June 2023 respectively.
  • Insuman® Basal 100units/ml suspension for injection 3ml cartridges and prefilled pens will be discontinued with stocks being exhausted in June 2023.
  • Insuman® Rapid 100units/ml suspension for injection 3ml cartridges will be discontinued with stocks being exhausted in May 2023.
  • Humolog® Mix 25 remains available, as do other biphasic insulin preparations.
  • Alternative human isophane insulins remain available.
  • Alternative neutral (soluble) insulins remain available.

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.

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