insulin regular (generic name)

This medicine lowers the amount of sugar in your blood
(REG yuh ler 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. If unopened and in the refrigerator, your insulin can be used until the expiration date printed on the vial. Opened vials (vials currently in use) may be stored 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. If you are using Humulin brand vials, your insulin should be thrown away after 31 days. If you are using Novolin brand vials, your insulin should be thrown away after 42 days.

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: September 24, 2012
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