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Lantus production problems?

Discussion in 'Insulin' started by angieG, Nov 22, 2013.

  1. angieG

    angieG Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Collected my repeat prescription on Wednesday from our Surgery but it was missing my Lantus disposable pens which they said would probably be in yesterday.
    I rang this morning and they said they still had no stock and that there was a manufacturing problem and they didn't know when they would get some.
    Just wondered if anyone else had heard anything about this and if there is a problem, also be warned if you are getting low on stock.

    Regards
    Angie
     
  2. paul-1976

    paul-1976 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I haven't heard anything about this myself but thanks for the heads up-will have to speak to my local pharmacy about this.
     
  3. jeves

    jeves · Well-Known Member

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    Boots pharmacy has some it's not a problem?

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  4. jeves

    jeves · Well-Known Member

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    I work for Boots we have no problem with this

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  5. scottish-jim

    scottish-jim Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I collected my repeat today - no mention of any future problems.
     
  6. angieG

    angieG Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Glad to hear it, if my Surgery can't get any I'll ask for a prescription and get it from our local Boots then.
    Had this happen in the past with my Accucheck Mobile cassettes and when I found out the truth it was a case that the supplier for the Surgery had used up all their allocation for that month and I would have had to wait until the start of the next month before I could get any.....Boots had plenty!

    Regards
    Angie
     
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    Doone · Newbie

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    I've had same problem with tesco pharmacy manufacturing problem dont know when or if lantus will be available what do you do if it doesnt come back
     
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    edan Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    This thread is almost 6 years old. Can you check if another pharmacy has lantus in stock and take the prescription there? I once had to switch insulin due to a manufacturing problem as no stock was available of apidra for several months, i had to get an alternative insulin prescription.
     
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