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Humalog ® (insulin lispro)
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How to store Humalog® (insulin lispro)
Before use, store Humalog in a refrigerator (2°C - 8°C). Do not freeze. After first use, store at room temperature below 30°C. Protect from light.
Recommended storage conditions
Vials, cartridges, pre-filled pens
- Store in a refrigerator (2°C - 8°C).
- Do not freeze.
- Do not expose to excessive heat or direct sunlight.
- The shelf life before use is 3 years. 1-4
After first use
For cartridges after first use/ after cartridge insertion
For pre-filled pens after first use
- Store the pre-filled pen below 30°C.
- Do not refrigerate.
- Do not store the pre-filled pen with the needle attached.
- Keep the cap on the pen in order to protect from light. 1-5
The shelf life after first use/ cartridge insertion is 28 days.1-4
Which insulin does this answer apply to?
1Humalog [summary of product characteristics]. Eli Lilly Nederland B.V., The Netherlands.
2Humalog 200 units/ml KwikPen [summary of product characteristics]. Eli Lilly Nederland B.V., The Netherlands.
3Humalog Mix25 [summary of product characteristics]. Eli Lilly Nederland B.V., The Netherlands.
4Humalog Mix50 [summary of product characteristics]. Eli Lilly Nederland B.V., The Netherlands.
5Data on file, Eli Lilly and Company and/or one of its subsidiaries.
Date of Last Review: 30 January 2022