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Refrigerate Humalog Vial?

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by RosemaryCinNJ, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. RosemaryCinNJ

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    Amanda no longer uses the pens..We are back to syringes and vials of insulin..Does Humalog have to be kept in the refrigerator or can I keep it at room temp? The only one labeled to keep cold was the Lantus. ???
    Thank you. (when we were using the pens, once used it could be left at room temp..but I am unsure about the vials)
     
  2. danismom79

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    It can be kept out.
     
  3. Rusty

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    I keep the lantus and humalog out at room temp. I do this only after opened. Keep refrigerated before opening.
     
  4. wilf

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    You can keep it out..
     
  5. wdhinn89

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    I was told it should be refrigerated until opening and then it could be left out up to 30 days only. We used to write the opening date on the box.
     
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  6. Christopher

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    Unopened vials of Humalog and Lantus should be refrigerated. Opened vials can be stored at room temp for a minimum of 28 days and a maximum of 3? days.
     
  7. trisha

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    does it have a negative effect if you do keep it refrigerated the entire life of the vial?
     
  8. wdhinn89

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    Cold insulin burns more when it is injected. Cold insulin also creates more bubbles in the syringe.
     
  9. Christopher

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    It should not effect the working action of the insulin, but I agree with the above post about stinging.
     
  10. RosemaryCinNJ

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    Thank you...I will be opening both vials today..so I will keep at room temp and write todays date on the boxes..(love this tip!)
     

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