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.

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Recommended storage conditions

Before use

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 vials

  • Store the vial in a refrigerator (2°C - 8°C)  or below 30°C.
  • Store in the original carton to protect from light. 1,3,5 

For cartridges after first use/ after cartridge insertion

  • Store below 30°C.
  • Do not refrigerate.
  • Do not store the pen with the needle attached.
  • Keep the cap on the pen in order to protect from light.1,3-5

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?

This answer applies to

  • Humalog1
  • Humalog Mix253
  • Humalog Mix504
  • Humalog 200 units/ml KwikPen2

For full information please refer to the respective summary of product characteristics.

References

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


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