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Posted on Mon, 17 Jul 2017 in Diabetes
Question: My type 1 diabetic husband left two unopened humalog vials unrefridgerated for approximately 7 hours. Can he still use it?
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Answered by Dr. Mirjeta Guni 40 minutes later
Brief Answer:
About insuline storage;

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thank you for asking!
As you know unopened Humalog vials shpuld be kept in refrigerator or (2-8 grade celsius).
In use vials, can be kept in room temperature, up to 30 grade celsius and be used within 28 days.
They are not recommended to be used if left opened for more than 28 grade celsius more than 28 days.
So left 7 hours in room temperature dies not affect it's function.
Hope the information will help.
Kind regards,
Dr.Mirjeta


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Follow up: Dr. Mirjeta Guni 7 hours later
I am confused.... first you said that unopened humalog insulin must be kept in a refrigerator then you said they are fine being left unrefrigerated for 7 hours.
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Answered by Dr. Mirjeta Guni 37 minutes later
Brief Answer:
About humalog vials:

Detailed Answer:
Hi again,
Unopened may be kept for months in refrigerator, but only 28 days in room temperature.
Once opened, it may be kept in room temperature ( XXXXXXX 30 grade celsius) for a maximum of 28 days ( same as unopened).
So, you can use it for sure.
For details regarding to storage and handling of humalog vials , you may download a pdf format (can be found easily in Google) provided by Elly Lilly: humalog vials.

Best wishes,
Dr.Mirjeta

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