Sanofi have advised that due to a supply shortage, some patients might experience limited availability of Insuman® prefilled pens and cartridges. The following Insuman products are affected: Insuman® Basal and Insuman® Comb25 (pre-mixed insulin).
The supply shortage is due to temporary limited manufacturing capacity at a Sanofi manufacturing site, between 1 December 2015 and July 2016.
Patients not able to obtain Insuman Basal, or Insuman® Comb25 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.
Should you have additional questions relating to the shortage, please call the Sanofi helpline for guidance and support. Freephone 24-hour Sanofi Diabetes Care Line on 08000 35 25 25.
The temporary supply shortage of Insuman® pre-filled pens and cartridges:
Insuman ® Basal (3ml x 5 cartridges)Insuman ® Comb 25 (3ml x 5 cartridges)Insuman ® Basal Solostar ® (3ml x 5 pre-filled pens)Insuman ® Comb 25 Solostar ® (3ml x 5 pre-filled pens)