Pharmacy Pearls: Generic Humalog

Pharmacy Pearls: Generic Humalog

November 11th, 2019 | Pharmacy Pearls

This edition of Pharmacy Pearls gives an overview of insulin lispro U-100, the new authorized generic for Humalog U-100, which is now available.

Insulin lispro U-100 is considered therapeutically equivalent to the brand name because it is exactly the same drug. It is available at approximately half the cost of brand name Humalog U-100. Your AHP pharmacy team can help facilitate switches by providing you or your practice with a list of patients that can be switched to insulin lispro based on insurance coverage. Consider sending prescriptions for insulin lispro U-100 with the following message, “please dispense as generic insulin lispro (Imclone mfg.) if covered” to encourage the pharmacy to dispense the authorized generic when it is covered by the patient’s pharmacy benefit.

As always, please feel free to email the Pharmacy Team with your questions or feedback.