Lyumjev ® ▼ (insulin lispro)

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How should Lyumjev® ▼ (insulin lispro) be stored during transport and travel?

Store unused/ before use Lyumjev at 2°C - 8°C, during transport or when travelling. Do not freeze. After the first use, store at room temperature below 30°C. Protect from light.

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Travelling

When travelling (e.g. plane, car, bus, train), place the medicine in hand luggage because temperatures in the luggage hold areas may be too cold or too hot for the medicine.1

Travel cooler bags

Eli Lilly and Company does not provide cooler bags to travel with insulin, and does not test, market or sell these products. Therefore, we cannot make recommendations.1

If a cooler is used, it is important to

  • prevent freezing of the insulin, i.e. keep the medicine away from direct contact with ice, frozen gel packs or freezing temperatures (0°C or below), and
  • protect the products from moisture (i.e. melting ice, condensation).1

Air travel and security check

Before travelling, the patient should check with the airline company to enquire about current travel policies for travelling with medicine on board the plane.

X-ray machines used at airport security checkpoints are not known to affect everyday items like food, medicines and cosmetics frequently x-rayed in carry-on luggage. Therefore, it is not necessary to have the medicine inspected by hand.1

Customs

At customs, patients need to be prepared to explain why they are carrying their medicines.

Patients travelling internationally should check with the authorities in the country they plan to visit. This particularly applies to travel outside European Union.

Recommended storage conditions

Before use 

Before use (vial, cartridge, pre-filled pen):

  • Store in the refrigerator (2 °C  8 °C).
  • Do not freeze.
  • Store in the original package in order to protect from light.2 

After first use (in use)

After first use (vial, cartridge, pre-filled pen):

  • Do not store above 30 °C.
  • Do not freeze.2 

For the vial

  • Store in the original package in order to protect from light.2 

For the cartridge

  • Do not refrigerate.
  • Keep the cap on the pen once a cartridge is inserted in order to protect from light.2 

For the pre-filled pen

  • Do not refrigerate.
  • Keep the cap on the pen in order to protect from light.2 

The shelf life after first use is 28 days.2

References

1Data on file, Eli Lilly and Company and/or one of its subsidiaries.

2Lyumjev [summary of product characteristics]. Eli Lilly Nederland B.V., The Netherlands.

This medicinal product is subject to additional monitoring. This will allow quick identification of new safety information. Healthcare professionals are asked to report any suspected adverse reactions.

Date of Last Review: 08 February 2022


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