NovoLog Mix 70/30 (70% insulin aspart protamine suspension and 30% insulin aspart injection, [rDNA origin]) NovoLog (insulin aspart [rDNA origin] injection) - Change in Packaging to Help Prevent Dispensing Errors
September 16, 2005
Novo Nordisk has changed the packaging for the NovoLog (insulin aspart), rapid acting insulin from a white package with a blue band to a white package with an orange band to prevent dispensing errors. NovoLog 70/30 will retain the white with a blue band packaging. Previously, NovoLog and NovoLog 70/30 had the same color packaging. To prevent dispensing errors, identify the insulin by name as well as packaging and ensure patients are familiar with their insulin name and type.
Additional details may be found at the following links:
- MedWatch Alert:
- Dear Healthcare Provider letter:
September 16, 2005; University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2009, Drug Information Service, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.