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Tresiba Shortage in UK?

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by steve_p6, Jun 23, 2017.

  1. steve_p6

    steve_p6 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    just been told by Pharmacist he can't source Tresiba Penfill cartridges and has no news when he can get it!

    Has anyone else had problems recently?
     
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  2. bobcurly

    bobcurly Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    No and i work in a surgery - have you tried a different chemist as they often use different wholesalers?
     
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  3. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    We had a shortage of Metformin XR for over six months here in Australia a while ago. All good now though.

    As @bobcurly said try another pharmacy.
     
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    robert72 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I have 10 carts in my fridge so hopefully be OK for a bit. :cool:

    Not heard about any shortage though.
     
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    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    I was suppose to have gone on tresiba recently but my consultant and health authority decided toujeo300 better for me. I wonder if suppliers were getting greedy?
    I love toujeo300 anyway so no loss for me. A lovely smooth insulin and pen mechanism. No sting like levemir or insulatard. More like an oil than a water.
     
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    TorqPenderloin Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Have you tried asking for the flexpens? The only reason I ask is that it the Tresiba cartridges don't exist in the USA (at least to my knowledge). I wonder if it's the delivery device that they're running short on rather than the insulin itself.
     
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