FUDiabetes

Humapen Luxura HD pen


#1

My daughter who is 5 has been using the Humapen Luxura half dial pen since she was 1. We buy the humalog cartridges and fill it in the pen. I was just notified tonight that the Humapen Luxura.HD has been discontinued. Does anyone know of another pen I can use the humalog cartridges with? I have 6 months worth in my fridge. Or I wonder if there is a place I can buy this pen online?
Thanks for your help.
-Natalie


#2

If you can’t find a replacement, you can always go with the Humalog® Junior KwikPen, which also does 1/2 unit doses, but of course is disposable.


#3

Do you need half units? I believe the Luxura pens have been replaced by the Savvio pens (which are the smallest pens I’ve ever seen), but last I checked they could only do whole units.


#4

Yes, sorry should of mentioned that. Since she is so little, I need half units.


#5

Check out this discussion on refilling pens, and getting luxura from Canada.

@Eric is our expert


#6

you could try a local diabetes educator or the sales rep - its probably worth a call
They may have a box of pens that they can no longer use if it has been discontinued

If you are stuck I suppose you could use a disposable syringe with half unit marking - its not ideal


#7

I think the original source is unavailable. But you can find Luxura HD pens for sale from NorthWestPharmacy.com, for about US$35

https://www.northwestpharmacy.com/product/humapen-luxura-hd

I am not vouching for them. But I do have a test order with them, so I will report on that later. You will need to pay with a regular US check. I scanned mine and emailed it to them.

The Luxura HD pens, imho, are the most robust and best engineered of all pens from any manufacturer, bar none. I believe they work on all Lilly insulin cartridges, per @Jen, who has tried practically all of them! If they are really discontinued everywhere, not only in the US, it would be a shame. Stockpile time :slight_smile:


#8

Thanks for the link on Northwest Pharmacy. Do you think they are a reputable website? I guess its my only choice right now. Maybe the hospital where.my daughter sees the doctors will have some.
After I use all my refillable cartridges, I think I will order the Humalog Junior kwikpen( thank you chris for that info)
Ahhh, the stress of diabetes!


#9

I have only used them with Humalog, but generally the reusable pens work with all pen cartridges from the company who makes it.


#10

It us hard to say. I think so, but… I sent them a $100 order two days ago as a test. I won’t know in time for you though :slight_smile: they have about 300,000 reviews onsite, but they are controlling the site so you never know. On the whole, Imho it is worth the risk to order a couple of pens, but we are risk takers!

Handy pen, but much bulkier reloads. We use penfills because they are much more compact.

If you get a luxura HD and like it, you may want to consider ordering a couple of spares and sticking to penfills?

The Luxura HD is built like a tank! We mostly use Novopen Echo pens because we are on Novolog, and, with all our travel, refilling penfills would be s hassle. But, if I had a choice, I would go for the Luxura first.


#11

I just got some Luxura HD pens’s from Mark’s for about $10.


#12

Nice!!! They did not use to carry them. I can see the Luxura HD in their online inventory now.

@Nreid77, Mark’s Marine Pharmacy is a highly reputable place in British Columbia. Many of us have had good experiences with them.

[EDIT] As a note, Mark’s appears to require a prescription to order these pens online. Possibly you don’t need one if you call.


#13

Do you mean discontinued by manufacturer, or by your insurance?


#14

Cvs called and told me that the pen is discontinued and they cant get it anymore.


#15

Hi Eric,
I just just got off the phone with Lily and they told me that as of 1/17, the humapen luxura hd pen has been discontinued. Bad news.


#16

Is there a replacement coming, or they just discontinued it? That might also be bad news for getting penfills, eventually they might want everything to come from their disposable pens and vials.


#17

That’s what I was thinking Chris. They have a new humapen on the market but it’s only whole units instead of half which I need. Guess eventually I will need to make the change to the disposable pens.


#18

Humalog Junior Kwikpen is the one that does half units correct?


#19

https://www.humalog.com/type-1-diabetes/humalog-junior-kwikpen/

(yes to .5 units)


#20

Oh man… that is annoying. My son uses the 1/2 unit Humapen pen and I am an adult but use a 1/2 unit pen as well. I have a small stock of the HD pens so I am good for now but in the long term I may consider my son over to Novo Nordisk rapid acting insulin.

I like the NovoPen Echo 1/2 unit pens becasue they tell me when I gave the last dose. Very helpful for someone like me who is forgetful :slight_smile: