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Luxembourg recall on NOVOMIX 30 insulin pens
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Luxembourg recall on NOVOMIX 30 insulin pens

26.10.2013 From our online archive
A type of insulin has been recalled from the Luxembourg market as a precaution.

A type of insulin has been recalled from the Luxembourg market as a precaution, the department of health and European Medicines Agency have revealed.

The Novo Nordisk laboratory withdrew NOVOMIX 30 FlexPen 100 U/ml, an insulin injection pen used in the treatment of diabetes.

The recall was prompted by a quality defect occurring during the manufacture of cartridges, leading to a potential risk of underdosing or overdosing of insulin.

It concerns a limited number of pens, including lots CP50640, CP50914, CP50903, CP50928, CP50940 and CP51706.

Patients being treated with this product with a batch number that corresponds to one of those listed should return their pen to their pharmacist, who will issue an alternative.

Patients are warned against stopping their diabetes treatment.