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Abasaglar ® (basal insulin glargine)
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.
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.
Protect Abasaglar from direct heat and light.3
Do not store the Pen with the needle attached in order to prevent
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
Date on label
Abasaglar = Abasaglar® (insulin glargine) 100 units/mL
Pen = KwikPen™
Date of Last Review: October 11, 2019