insulin isophane and insulin regular (generic name)

This medicine lowers the amount of sugar in your blood
(REG yuh ler IN su lin; ISO fane IN su lin)
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Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

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) may be stored in the refrigerator or at room temperature, at approximately 30 degrees C (86 degrees F) or cooler. Keeping your insulin at room temperature decreases the amount of pain during injection. If you are using Humulin brand 70/30 vials, your insulin can be used until the expiration date printed on the vial. If you are using Novolin brand 70/30 vials, your insulin should be thrown away after 42 days.

Store unopened pre-filled pens in a refrigerator between 2 to 8 degrees C (36 to 46 degrees F). Do not freeze or use if the insulin has been frozen. After opening, keep this medicine at room temperature, approximately 25 degrees C (77 degrees F) or cooler. Do not store in the refrigerator. Once opened, the insulin can be used for 10 days. After 10 days, the insulin pen 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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Last Updated: April 07, 2011
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