Chemists nationwide urge diabetes patients to return product over health hazard

Diabetes patients have been urged to by chemists and health care providers around the country to return a product that
Diabetes patients have been urged to by chemists and health care providers around the country to return this product.

Diabetes patients have been urged to by chemists and health care providers around the country to return a product that can potentially harm them.

The product, The GlucaGen® HypoKit, includes a set of powder vial and a solvent syringe. The vial contains glucagon 1mg (1IU) as hydrochloride and lactose monohydrate 107mg, for injection, which is used for the treatment of severe low blood sugar, which may occur in the management of patients with diabetes receiving insulin or oral hypoglycaemic agents. The solvent syringe contains 1mL water for injection.

The hazard stated by ACCC is a possibility of the injection needle detaching from 1mL pre-filled solvent syringe causing the injection of the medicine to not happen successfully.

Details of the recall

Novo Nordisk new design 2016
Novo Nordisk new design 2016

What are the defects: Possibility of injection needle detaching from 1mL pre-filled solvent syringe.
What are the hazards: Detachment of the injection needle from the pre-filled solvent syringe would prevent injection of the medicine.

The recalled GlucaGen® HypoKit batch numbers and expiry dates are:

Batch no. Expiry date
FS6X465 31-Aug-2017
FS6X536 31-Aug-2017
FS6X715 31-Aug-2017
FS6X891 31-Aug-2017

The batch numbers are printed on the GlucaGen® HypoKit as indicated below in the red box:

What should consumers do: Patients with diabetes or their carers should check the batch numbers on their GlucaGen HypoKit. If you have products from the affected batches, you should return it to your pharmacy. You will be provided with a free replacement kit immediately if your pharmacy has stock, or within a few days if the pharmacy needs to restock.

If you cannot receive a replacement immediately, you can retain your GlucaGen HypoKit until a replacement can be provided, as the likelihood of a detached needle is very low.

Additional information can be obtained from Novo Nordisk by calling the Novocare Customer Care Centre on 1800 668 626.
Supplier: Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd
Traders who sold this product: Pharmacies and health care providers.
Where the product was sold: Australia, nationally

Do you use this diabetes kit?

  1. In July of 2015. it was discovered that I got type 2 diabetes, By the end of the July month. I was given a prescription for the Metformin, I stated with the ADA diet and followed it completely for several weeks but was unable to get my blood sugar below 140, Without results to how for my hard work. I really panicked and called my doctor. His response?? Deal with it yourself, I started to feel that something wasn’t right and do my own research, Then I found Lisa’s great blog (google ” HOW I FREED MYSELF FROM THE DIABETES ” ) .. I read it from cover to cover and I started with the diet and by the next morning. my blood sugar was 100, Since then. I get a fasting reading between the mid 70s and 80s, My doctor was very surprised at the results that. the next week. he took me off the Metformin drug, I lost 30 pounds in my first month and lost more than 6 inches off my waist and I’m able to work out twice a day while still having lots of energy. The truth is that we can get off the drugs and help myself by trying natural methods….

    • That is fantastic ,i am also on metformin and have to lose weight hoping i can reverse the bloodsugar problem and can you tell me what is the diet you followed,or can you tell me where i can find the information.

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