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Old 08-31-2012, 02:59 AM
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Default WalMart Humulin N changing to Novolon?

I may have missed the announcement here, so kindly show me where I can find it here.

I went to Wal Mart yesterday to get a bottle of Humulin N. They no longer carry it and say Wal Mart is changing the name to Novolon (sp??) but they don't know when it will be in the store.

Can anyone update me on what this all means?

Sadly I had to go to another store and pay an outrageous price for Humulin N.

I haven't been around much, as life took quite a turn recently. My apologies if this is "old news" but it isn't for me!
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Old 08-31-2012, 04:03 AM
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Default Re: WalMart Humulin N changing to Novolon?

No, not old news. It has been posted by a couple of people that they have been in the same situation. Craig started a thread "Relion Insulin" for it just Because it seems to be coming up more often.
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Old 08-31-2012, 04:19 AM
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Default Re: WalMart Humulin N changing to Novolon?

Thanks Ruby I looked at that thread but that is ReliOn R and N, not what we use Humulin N.

Seems WalMart is changing both of them???

It was over triple monies I had to pay for a bottle of Humulin N yesterday. I can't afford that for very long at all. $85 for one bottle.
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Old 08-31-2012, 04:57 AM
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Thanks Ruby I looked at that thread but that is ReliOn R and N, not what we use Humulin N.

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The Relion N.....IS Humulin N..... What most people on here use

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Old 08-31-2012, 05:00 AM
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Default Re: WalMart Humulin N changing to Novolon?

Relion N is Humilin N. I just checked my bottle and it says Humilin N on it. They just package it under the Relion brand name for walmart.
If you have your old bottle of insulin that you have been getting from walmart you may see the Relion name on there, on the box it was pretty small, but Humilin N was printed in big letters.
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Old 08-31-2012, 05:06 AM
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Default Re: WalMart Humulin N changing to Novolon?

You are both right, in tiny letters I see ReliOn on the box, never noticed it before.

So what is the "scoop" with the new Novolin brand that Wal Mart says is "coming"? Anyone know?
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Old 08-31-2012, 05:22 AM
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You could post to them at the walmart Facebook page.
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Old 08-31-2012, 05:42 AM
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Default Re: WalMart Humulin N changing to Novolon?

Bought a vial yesterday. No shortage here and the pharmacists weren't aware of any problems or a supplier change???

From what I saw yesterday on Facebook, it seemed to be east coast / mid Atlantic states where the outages were ... NY, PA, MD, VA ...
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You could post to them at the walmart Facebook page.
Actually, it's the "ReliOn" Facebook page.
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Old 08-31-2012, 07:51 AM
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Default Re: WalMart Humulin N changing to Novolon?

If it's true that Walmart is switching their ReliOn branded insulin from Humulin to Novolin, it really isn't a big deal. Apparently, Walmart / ReliOn has two of the biggest producers of insulin bid on a contract to sell their insulin. For about the past two years Eli Lilly had the contract with their Humulin insulins. Prior to that, we were getting Novolin insulins that were produced by Novo Nordisk. Both companies make quality NPH, as well as other insulins.

We had a minor panic two years ago when Walmart went from Novolin to Humulin, but I believe everyone made the switch without a problem. The formula might have some very minor differences, but if I'm remembering correctly, Annie's dosage remained the same. Of course, it might be prudent to make a slight reduction for the first shot or two just to be sure your dog reacts the same on Novolin-N as on Humulin-N.

Just hope the stores get restocked with either soon, and at a good price.
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