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Humulin 70/30 UK Equivalent

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Shakkhalid, Jun 16, 2019.

  1. Shakkhalid

    Shakkhalid · Newbie

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    Hi guys
    I need a bit of help please.
    I have an uncle visiting from abroad and he unfortunately lost/misplaced some of his insulin. He normally has Humulin 70/30.
    Can somrone please advise on a UK equivalent
    Any help is really appreciated as we are a bit lost what to do.
    Thanks very much.
     
  2. MeiChanski

    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello, is it possible to contact his healthcare team first?
    I had a similar situation in the Netherlands where I needed medication but they gave me the equivalent. However it was the wrong medication - same components but it worked differently.
    Different countries may or may not have the same drug but under a different name.
     
  3. Shakkhalid

    Shakkhalid · Newbie

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    Thanks for the reply .
    Unfortunately the doctors in Pakistan will not commit to a UK equivalent as they do not know what is available here
     
  4. MeiChanski

    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thats unfortunate, did you ask his doctors what he can do in the mean time? have you asked a pharmacist? There are combination insulins in the UK, if he has health insurance you can take your uncle to the doctor ?
     
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    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Shakkhalid · Newbie

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    The doctors have told us to find the UK equivalent which is of little help unfortunately.
    We have also been to a couple of local pharmacies and spoken to the pharmacists. They have said that this is out of the area of their expertise as it is a bit too specific.
    I know some of the guys here are very very clued up and thought this would be a good place to try.
     
  7. MeiChanski

    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It is a difficult situation and I'm very sorry, I think the best bet is seeing a doctor or try and find an endocrinologist on a short notice.
     
  8. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Expert
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    Hi @Shakkhalid ,

    Welcome to the forum.

    Frustrating as the situation is, we can't advise on alternative branded equivalent medications. That is for a health care proffessional..

    Have you tried dialling the NHS helpline 111.?
     
  9. rochari

    rochari Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Without doubt see a medical professional but I feel sure the UK equivalent of your father's insulin is Humulin M3. I've been on it for years and it is a 70/30 mix (70% Isophane/30% Soluble).
     
    #9 rochari, Jun 17, 2019 at 3:44 AM
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2019
  10. novorapidboi26

    novorapidboi26 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    think novomix 30 also shares that mix of fast and slow...
     
  11. O_DP_T1

    O_DP_T1 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Humalin M3 is I believe is the equivalent. BUT you'll need to go see the Dr first to make sure and get the appropriate paperwork etc.
     
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