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Eli Lilly launches 200U/mL pre-filled insulin pen

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Pharma major Eli Lilly and Company today announced launch Humalog 200U/mL KwikPen -- used in the treatment of diabetes -- in the Indian market.

Humalog 200U/mL KwikPen is a pre-filled pen containing a concentrated formulation of Lilly's rapid-acting insulin Humalog.

"Humalog 200U/mL KwikPen... Contains concentrated 200U/mL rapid-acting insulin and delivers the same units of insulin in half the volume as 100U/mL meal-time insulin pens. It holds twice as many insulin units, hence it lasts longer and allows fewer pen changes every month," the company said in a statement.

"Patients may require dosage increase over time for better glycemic control. Humalog 200U/mL KwikPen provides physicians a new prescription option for their patients," Eli Lilly and Company (India) MD Edgard Olaizola said.

Medical Director Tarun Puri said: "Humalog 200U/mL KwikPen is bioequivalent to Humalog 100U/mL. Therefore, similar efficacy and safety as Humalog 100U/mL.

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First Published: Thu, March 16 2017. 15:57 IST