how to store their injectable diabetes meds

Patients often ask how to store their injectable diabetes meds.

In general, injectable insulin should be refrigerated until it's used for the first time. After that, storage recommendations vary.

Insulin vials can be kept in the fridge or at room temperature after opening...but room temperature insulin stings less when injected. Tell patients they can keep most opened insulin vials for about four weeks...and keep Levemir for six weeks.

Get concise advice on drug therapy, plus unlimited access to CE

Pharmacist's Letter includes:

  • 12 issues every year, with brief articles about new meds and hot topics
  • 300+ CE courses, including the popular CE-in-the-Letter
  • Quick reference drug comparison charts
  • Access to the entire archive

Already a subscriber? Log in

Volume pricing available. Get a quote