insulin glargine (generic name)

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

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store unopened 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) may be stored in the refrigerator or at room temperature, at approximately 25 degrees C (77 degrees F) or cooler. Keeping your insulin at room temperature decreases the amount of pain during injection. Once opened, your insulin can be used for 28 days. After 28 days, the vial should be thrown away.

Store unopened pen-injector cartridges 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. Insulin cartridges inserted into the OptiClik system should be kept at room temperature, approximately 25 degrees C (77 degrees F) or cooler. Do not store in the refrigerator. Once inserted into the OptiClik system, the insulin can be used for 28 days. After 28 days, the cartridge should be thrown away.

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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