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Supply warning for Sanofi’s Insuman products

Sanofi have advised on 30 November that some patients might experience limited availability of Insuman® prefilled pens and cartridges, owing to temporary limited manufacturing capacity at one of their sites between 1 December 2015 and July 2016.

Sanofi have advised on 30 November that some patients might experience limited availability of Insuman® prefilled pens and cartridges, owing to temporary limited manufacturing capacity at one of their sites between 1 December 2015 and July 2016.

Patients who are unable to obtain Insuman Basal, or Insuman Comb 25 should contact their surgery as soon as possible and be switched to a suitable alternative insulin under medical supervision and shown how to use a new injection device. More frequent blood glucose monitoring and insulin dose adjustment may be required in order to maintain blood glucose control.

More information can be obtained by calling the 24-hour, freephone Sanofi Diabetes Care Line on 0800 035 2525.

The temporary supply shortage of Insuman pre-filled pens and cartridges are as follows:

  • Insuman Basal (3 mL × 5 cartridges).
  • Insuman Comb 25 (3 mL × 5 cartridges).
  • Insuman Basal Solostar (3 mL × 5 pre-filled pens).
  • Insuman Comb 25 Solostar (3 mL × 5 pre-filled pens).
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