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Risk of suboptimal insulin dose

July 11th 2017

Tagged: MHRA alert

By Ailsa Colquhoun

Novo Nordisk has detected that the insulin cartridge holder used in a number of NovoPen Echo  and NovoPen 5 batches may crack or break if exposed to certain chemicals, for example, household cleaning agents.

Novo Nordisk is urging people using an affected batch to contact the company to replace the cartridge holder even if no damage is visible.

Using a device with a cracked or broken cartridge holder can result in the device delivering a smaller dose of insulin than expected leading to high blood sugar.

Read more information on the affected batch numbers in the Novo Nordisk press release.

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