Abasaglar ® (basal insulin glargine)

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How should Abasaglar® (insulin glargine) be stored?

Store the unopened insulin glargine cartridges and pens in a refrigerator (2°C - 8°C). Do not freeze. After the first use/ insertion of cartridge, store at room temperature below 30°C. Protect from light.


Recommended storage conditions

Before use

  • Store in a refrigerator (2°C - 8°C).
  • Do not freeze. Do not store next to the freezer compartment or a freezer pack.
  • Keep cartridges and pre-filled pens in their outer carton to protect them from light.1

The shelf life before use is 2 years.1 

After first use (in use)/ insertion of cartridge

  • The medicinal product may be stored for a maximum of 28 days up to 30°C.
  • Keep away from direct heat or direct light.
  • In use pens must not be stored in the refrigerator.
  • The pen cap must be put back on the pen after each injection in order to protect from light.1


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

Date of Last Review: 30 January 2022

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