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How long does refrigerated Lantus vial take to warm up?

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Posted on Tue, 10 May 2016
Question: How long does it take Lantas to warm up?
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Answered by Dr. Shehzad Topiwala (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Depends

Detailed Answer:
That depends on how long it has been in cold storage. for. Usualy in about 20 minutes outside the refrigerator it should not be cold enough to cause discomfort while injecting. In fact, a Lantus vial or pen currently being used does not necessarily have to be refrigerated. It can be kept at room temperature for up to 28 days as long as it is not exposed to direct sunlight or extremes of temperature. However it is still best to store it in the door of the refrigerator. As you probably know it should not be kept in the freezer
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How long does refrigerated Lantus vial take to warm up?

Brief Answer: Depends Detailed Answer: That depends on how long it has been in cold storage. for. Usualy in about 20 minutes outside the refrigerator it should not be cold enough to cause discomfort while injecting. In fact, a Lantus vial or pen currently being used does not necessarily have to be refrigerated. It can be kept at room temperature for up to 28 days as long as it is not exposed to direct sunlight or extremes of temperature. However it is still best to store it in the door of the refrigerator. As you probably know it should not be kept in the freezer