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2/18/2024

Insulin Detemir Injection

Products Affected - Description

    • Levemir subcutaneous injection, Novo Nordisk, 100 units/mL, 10 mL vial, 1 count, NDC 00169-3687-12
    • Levemir Flexpen subcutaneous injection, Novo Nordisk, 100 units/mL, 3 mL pen, 5 count, NDC 00169-6432-10

Reason for the Shortage

    • NovoNordisk is transitioning insulin detemir out of the US market.

Available Products

    • There is insufficient supply for usual ordering

Estimated Resupply Dates

    • NovoNordisk is discontinuing insulin detemir. The Levemir FlexPens are expected to be depleted by April 2024. The Levemir vials are expected to be depleted by December 2024.

Updated

Updated February 18, 2024 by Elyse MacDonald, PharmD, MS, BCPS. Created November 13, 2023 by Michelle Wheeler, PharmD, Drug Information Specialist. © 2024, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

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