insulin detemir (generic name)

This drug lowers the amount of sugar in your blood
(IN su lin DE te mir)
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Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store unopened cartridges, FlexPens, or Levemir Innolet systems in a refrigerator between 2 and 8 degrees C (36 and 46 degrees F.) Do not freeze or use if the insulin has been frozen. Once opened, the Levemir Innolet system, FlexPen, and cartridges that are inserted into pens should be kept at room temperature, below 30 degrees C (86 degrees F). Do not store in the refrigerator once opened. Once opened, the insulin can be used for 42 days. After 42 days, the cartridge, Levemir Innolet system or FlexPen should be thrown away.

Store unopened insulin vials in a refrigerator between 2 and 8 degrees C (36 and 46 degrees F). Do not freeze or use if the insulin has been frozen. Opened vials (vials currently in use) should be stored in a refrigerator, never a freezer. If refrigeration is not possible, the opened vial can be stored unrefrigerated at room temperature, below 30 degrees C (86 degrees F) for up to 42 days. After 42 days, the vial of insulin should be thrown away. Keeping your insulin at room temperature decreases the amount of pain during injection.

Protect from light and excessive heat. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date or after the specified time for room temperature storage has passed.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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