Abasaglar ® (basal insulin glargine)

This information is intended for UK registered healthcare professionals only as a scientific exchange in response to your search for information. Please refer to the link for full prescribing information: Abasaglar Summary of Product Characteristics (SmPC)

Abasaglar® (insulin glargine): Storage and Handling

Unopened Abasaglar Pens and cartridges should be stored in the refrigerator and opened Pens and cartridges should be stored at room temperature.

Dosage Form

Abasaglar is available as a 3-mL prefilled disposable pen or cartridge containing 300 units of insulin glargine.1

Storage and Handling

Do not freeze Abasaglar. Do not store Abasaglar next to the freezer compartment or a freezer pack. 

Do not use Abasaglar if it has been frozen.1,2

Protect Abasaglar from direct heat and light.3

Do not store the Pen with the needle attached in order to prevent

  • leaking

  • blocking the needle, and

  • air from entering the Pen.2

Store unopened Pens in the refrigerator3

Once in use, do not return Pens to the refrigerator as differential thermal cycles may cause insulin leakage and air bubble formation.2

Do not use Abasaglar after the expiration date (see Table 1).1

Table 1. Storage Conditions and Expiration Dates for Abasaglar1

Prefilled Pen or Cartridge, 3 mL

Not In-Use (unopened)
(2°C - 8°C [36°F - 46°F])

In-Use (opened)
Room Temperature
(up to 30°C [86°F])

Expiration date

Date on label

28 days

Abbreviations: Abasaglar = Abasaglar® (insulin glargine) 100 units/mL; Pen = KwikPen™.


1. Abasaglar [summary of product characteristics]. Eli Lilly Nederland B.V., The Netherlands.

2. Data on file, Eli Lilly and Company and/or one of its subsidiaries.

3. Abasaglar [instructions for use]. Eli Lilly Nederland B.V., The Netherlands .


Abasaglar = Abasaglar® (insulin glargine) 100 units/mL

Pen = KwikPen™

Date of Last Review: October 11, 2019

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