Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd — NovoMix 30 Penfill

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NovoMix 30 Penfill

ARTG 143165

(NovoMix 30 Penfill 3mL 30% soluble insulin aspart (rys) and 70% insulin aspart (rys) crystallised with protamine 300U/3mL injection cartridge)

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Why the product is recalled

The instructions inside the product has incorrect labelling:

  • The customer medicine information has incomplete description of the active ingredient and its appearance.
  • The pack insert incorrectly states: ‘Do not keep the NovoMix® 30 Penfill® that you are using, or that you are carrying as a spare, with you.  

The storage conditions are correctly stated on the product carton. The correct statement reads:

  • ‘You can carry the NovoMix® 30 Penfill® that you are using, or that you are carrying as a spare, with you. You can keep it at room temperature (not above 30°C) or in a refrigerator (2°C - 8°C) for up to 4 weeks.’

What the hazards are to consumers

The effects of exposure to protamine sulfate to users who are allergic to this ingredient or to fish, may result in a severe to life threatening allergic reaction.

What consumers should do

Consumers should follow the instructions on the carton which indicate to keep the NovoMix® 30 Penfill® they are using, or carrying as a spare, either below 30°C or in a refrigerator (2°C - 8°C).

Consumers can obtain a current Consumer Medicine Information leaflet from a pharmacist or visit the TGA website at

For further information, contact NovoNordisk Customer Service by phone on 1800 668 626.

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Responsible regulator

Therapeutic Goods Administration is the responsible regulator for this recall.

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