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HumaPen Luxura HD

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by chrisbug, Feb 12, 2021.

  1. chrisbug

    chrisbug · Active Member

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    Hi all,
    I've been using a HumaPen Luxura HD for a long time for my Humalog 3ml cartridges, perfect for me as it has 0.5 unit delivery.
    I have just been told that Eli Lilly no longer supply this pen! If I want to replace it (keep as a spare, or replace when the one I'm using breaks) I'll have to go to a Savvio that delivers whole units.
    Does anybody know of an alternative to the Luxura HD pens? Cheers
     
  2. EllieM

    EllieM Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    This list here might help?
    INSULIN PEN DEVICES GUIDE v4 FINAL.pdf (rotherhamccg.nhs.uk)

    Looks like there's a humalog junior kwikpen, but it's prefilled. Would you consider moving to a pump or a different bolus?

    Seems crazy that they'd discontinue this without there being an alternative, though maybe they make more money on disposables...

    Given that they are supposed to typically last 3 years, maybe you could try ringing round pharmacies and buy a few spares before they are all used up??? (Don't know whether you can do that without a prescription?)
     
  3. chrisbug

    chrisbug · Active Member

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    Hi, thanks for your response.
    I have found recently that the half unit can make all the difference.
    Good idea to phone pharmacies! Somebody must have a secret stash of them somewhere!
    As for pre-filled, I'd never considered it before, could they be recycled? Can I get away with being a "junior"? At 49, probably not!
    I think you must be right about it being driven by money!
    Thanks.
     
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