Hypurin® Bovine Insulin has now been withdrawn

 Information for Patients

Hypurin® Bovine Insulin has now been withdrawn. All patients currently using any Hypurin® Bovine Insulin will need to have their insulin prescription changed. Wockhardt regrets any inconvenience that this may have caused, but unfortunately the circumstances were beyond our control.

 

All patients using Hypurin® Bovine Insulin will need to have their prescription changed

  • Due to global bovine insulin raw material unavailability, Wockhardt has had no choice but to withdraw the Hypurin® Bovine Insulin range. Unfortunately, despite our best efforts in trying to find an alternative supply of bovine insulin raw material, none was found. Wockhardt regrets any inconvenience this may have caused, but the circumstances were beyond our control
  • PLEASE NOTE: the withdrawal of Hypurin® BOVINE Insulin does not affect the supply of PORCINE insulin
  • If you currently use any Hypurin® Bovine Insulin, please contact your diabetes healthcare professional so that appropriate changes can be made to your insulin therapy
  • Changing insulin should only be done under medical supervision and the patient closely monitored

 Hypurin® Bovine Insulin withdrawal dates

Table - Depletion APIRL 2019 UPDATE

*Withdrawal dates updated Oct 2019

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Questions and Answers

Q:           Why has Hypurin® Bovine Insulin being withdrawn?

Due to global bovine insulin API (raw material) unavailability, Wockhardt have had no choice but to withdraw the Hypurin® Bovine insulin range. Unfortunately, despite our best efforts in trying to find an alternative supply, none was found.

Q:           Will this affect the supply of Hypurin® Porcine insulin?

No. The withdrawal of Hypurin® BOVINE Insulin does not affect the supply of PORCINE insulin.

Q:           How do I go about changing my insulin prescription?

Your diabetes nurse or doctor will be able to advise you on the options available. Wockhardt will not be able to advise on this.

Q:           Where can I get more information and advice?

For advice on changing your insulin:                                                                                                 Please speak to your diabetes healthcare professional as Wockhardt are unable to advise

For Hypurin® medical information call:                                                                                                    Wockhardt: +44 1978 669260 or Email: drug.safety@wockhardt.co.uk

For Hypurin® general enquiries call:                                                                                                  Wockhardt: +44 1978 661261 or Email: hypurin-insulin@wockhardt.co.uk

For Hypurin® overseas non UK enquiries call:                                                                                    Wockhardt: +44 1978 669201 or Email: export@wockhardt.co.uk

For Autopen® Classic or needle information call:                                                                             Owen Mumford +44 1993 810052 or Email: info@owenmumford.com

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