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Ou te r n ee dle c ap Inn er n ee dle c ap Pr ot ec tiv e se al Ru bb er se al Ins uli n re se rvo ir Do se w ind ow Do se se lec to r Inj ec tio n bu tto n Pe n ca p Ne ed le HOW TO USE YOUR LANTUS® SOLOSTAR® PEN A STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO USING YOUR LANTUS® SOLOSTAR® PEN This quick reference guide is a short version of the instruction leaflet. It is designed to help make it easier to learn the steps. Reading this guide will help to make sure that you inject the right amount of insulin every time. Otherwise you may get too little or too much insulin, and that can affect your blood sugar levels. These instructions are supplied as a guide only. Read the full instruction leaflet accompanying this pen before you use Lantus® SoloSTAR® for the first time. To help ensure an accurate dose each time, follow all steps in the leaflet. If there’s anything you don’t understand or if you have any questions, ask your healthcare provider. You can also go online to Lantus.com or call the support line at 1-800-633-1610. GETTING TO KNOW YOUR PEN AND ITS PARTS The Lantus® SoloSTAR® pen was designed with a simple-to-push injection button and large dosing window. For Continue reading >>

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    Left Humulin-R out of fridge...

    This past week I was in a rush to make an appointment, and after taking my post workout insulin (Humulin-R) shot and takiing a shower - I ran out the door and returned home approximately 5 hours later to find the vial sitting on my bathroom counter. I immediately put it back into the fridge, but have never read about the possible loss in potency/efficacy due to acclimating to room temperature.
    It was not for longer than five hours - and our home is air conditioned... but does anyone have any information or perhaps a link that can enlighten me on whether or not the insulin has been rendered inactive or if it can still be used? Thanks!

  2. crazyfool405

    i dont see it being a problem at room temp, its a peptide hormone, like IGF you can leave in room temp.

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    Originally Posted by crazyfool405
    i dont see it being a problem at room temp, its a peptide hormone, like IGF you can leave in room temp. CF, you're my knight in shining armor... the wind beneath my wings... you're... ok seriously
    Thanks for the reply - but on the Lilly Pharma box it came in from the drug store it advises patients to keep it in the fridge; what's the theory behind this dogma or directive that everyone seems to adhere to, even with IGF-1 LR3? Hope you're having a great weekend - Recompadrol coming soon

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