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We Hope
11-08-2008, 10:14 PM
The outer cartons of Humulin have been changed and color-coded to distinguish what type of insulin is in the vials. Pen fill cartridges have also been color-coded like the vials.

http://www.walgreens.com/images/drug/0100002831501.jpghttp://www.drug3k.com/img2/humulin_15702_6_(tb)_.jpg
Old Humulin N packaging

http://www.lillydiabetes.com/images/humulin.jpg
New Humulin packaging. Humulin N is on the left with a green stripe.

Sounds like everyone's been doing package updating!

Kathy

BestBuddy
11-09-2008, 02:17 AM
I wondered what everyone was talking about. I have been using Humulin N since August 06 and your "new" packaging is the only one I have ever seen here in Australia???? It does make sense to have the packaging the same in all countries, I wonder why it was different.
Jenny & Buddy

We Hope
11-09-2008, 09:15 AM
I just found this from the UK. You can tell how long ago this was new, as both Humulin L and Humulin Zn (Ultralente) are on the list. It looks as though they are finally making their packages and labels international.

http://www.yorkshirediabetes.com/downloads/1071_LLY_Diabetes_RangeChar.pdf

This is from Lilly, UK, and dates back to September 2003. You can see the similarities between this "new" UK packaging then and the current US package changes.

http://www.yorkshirediabetes.com/downloads/1071_LLY_Diabetes_A3Pos.pdf

Humulin I (isophane) is Humulin N in North America

http://petdiabetes.wikia.com/wiki/Humulin_I

http://petdiabetes.wikia.com/wiki/Humulin_N

Humulin S (soluble) is Humulin R here

http://petdiabetes.wikia.com/wiki/Humulin_S

http://petdiabetes.wikia.com/wiki/Humulin_R

Humulin M3 is Humulin 70/30

http://petdiabetes.wikia.com/wiki/Humulin_M3

http://petdiabetes.wikia.com/wiki/Humulin_70/30

Humulin M5 is Humulin 50/50, even though Lilly stopped selling M5 in the UK and EU in 2004.

http://petdiabetes.wikia.com/wiki/Humulin_M5

http://petdiabetes.wikia.com/wiki/Humulin_50/50

Kathy