May 27, 2015

Lilly Humalog U-200 KwikPen Approved.

Lilly announced FDA approval of U-200 Humalog in a release today

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Approves Humalog® 200 units/mL KwikPen® 
Marks approval of first concentrated mealtime insulin analog in the U.S. and expands Lilly's portfolio of medicines for people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes 
INDIANAPOLISMay 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Humalog® 200 units/mL KwikPen® (insulin lispro 200 units/mL; U-200), a pre-filled pen containing a concentrated formulation of Lilly's rapid-acting insulin Humalog® (insulin lispro 100 units/mL) to improve glycemic control in people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced today. Humalog U-200 KwikPen marks the first FDA approval of a concentrated mealtime insulin analog 
Humalog U-200 KwikPen holds twice as many units of insulin (600 units vs. 300 units) as the U-100 formulation in the same three-milliliter cartridge. This offers patients a pen that lasts longer between pen changes, allowing for fewer changes every month.* Humalog U-200 KwikPen delivers the same dose in half the volume of Humalog U-100 KwikPen with no dose conversions required, and can be dialed in one-unit increments to a maximum of 60 units per injection.

1 comment :

  1. Joshua Levy has left this moment that I somehow deleted - Sorry Josh

    "That's great news! It says specifically not to use U-200 in pumps. Do you happen to know why? Does it have a problem, or is it just "never tested" so off label and all that."

    I don't know. I'll see what i can find out.