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Common Questions and Answers about Does lantus have to be refrigerated Hello,It is acceptable and even normal practice that insulin pens that are being used do not need to be refrigerated . However, they should be kept in ambient room temperature (refrigerator is still acceptable if the climate is very hot), and they should not be left in a hot place like a car, or in sunlight etc.Pens that are not yet opened should be kept refrigerated. It is troubling to see my Mother struggle with this. If anyone could possibly have any tips on how to avoid the burning of the Lantus I would greatly appreciate any information. She has recently gone to the doctor and gave her no alternatives or prevenative info on the burning and also uped her units from 40 to 60. If there is any information you have at all on the Lantus and/or diabetes in general, I thank you. The amount of insulin you take does not depend on the types of diabetes but depends on the amount of carbohydrates you intake. on a side note, the vial of insulin that you currently using does not have to be refrigerated . They are good at room temperature for 30 days. you only need to refrigerate the vials that you don't use. However, if Continue reading >>

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  1. semanticistZombie

    Hi all,
    I'll have a flight that'll take some time between 17-24 hours(haven't bought the ticket yet so can't say exact time, this is the range of all possible flights) and I'm using Humalog + Lantus pens. I know there are fridges in planes but there will be a lot of time spent in airports so they probably get hot anyways. I was wondering if anyone here did that before and how did it go. I have a special bug for this purpose but it sucks, I once drove for 12 hours and after 6-7 hours insulins were at room temperature in that bag.
    Any comments would be really appreciated. This flight is making me extremely stressful because of this problem with insulins.
    Thanks.
    EDIT: Amazing!! Thanks for all the responses. I'm really relaxed now because apparently it's not really a huge deal!

  2. RealNotFake

    Insulin doesn't go bad if it isn't refrigerated. It goes bad when it's subjected to heat (such as leaving it in the car on a sunny day) or the extreme cold. You won't have any problems taking it on the flight as long as you keep it out of the sun/heat. This info came straight from my doctor and pharmacist. I don't even bother putting my insulin in fridges when I travel anymore if one isn't provided, I just make sure to leave it in the hotel room in a cool place with no sun.

  3. smallteam

    This matches my personal experience, and what I've read in this forum over the last year or two. Room temperature is okay; extremes in temperature aren't. And about hotels, having had insulin frozen and ruined by too-cold hotel mini-refrigerators, I generally avoid them.

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Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please,join our community todayto contribute and support the site. This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies. Went to the drug store, picked up new boxes of Lantus Solostar and Humalog Pens. Went home, got distracted, forgot to put pens in fridge for almost two hours. They were at room temperature, no sunlight or other warmth exposure. Did some research on the net and also called the manufacturers. Bottom line is this: Humalog should be okay with only very minimal efficacy difference (<1% difference), so I'm okay there. Sanofi Aventis tells me that the Lantus pens will only be good for 28 days, even though they were not opened. This translates to my having to throw out 2 of the 5 Solostar pens. Question- anyone have any experience with using unrefrigerated Lantus longer than 28 days? I always kept my Lantus at room temperature. I used it beyond the 28 days without a problem. I've had Lantus vials, being used, out at room temp for up to 60 days with no measurable signs of lost potency for me. Room temp in the summer time can be in the upper 70s for short periods. I don't see having left the pens out at room temp Continue reading >>

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  1. Adinsmom

    We keep the extra unopened bottles of insulin in the fridge. Do we need to refrigerate the opened bottles? I was told in the hospital no, but the nurse at the clinic said Lantus needs refrigerated. Thanks.

  2. Amy C.

    The packaging says it doesn't need to be refrigerated. We discovered that it lasts longer when kept in the fridge.

  3. BrendaK

    Ditto to what Amy said

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Refrigerate pens before opening. After opening can be kept at room temp for up to 56 days its very forgiving Can be kept out out of fridge for longer than any other long acting on the market According to the insert, once you begin using it, you are NOT supposed to refrigerate it Does anyone know the reason for this deviation? Whether you personally like to refrigerate your insulin or not, to the best of my awareness this is the only instance of a manufacturer specifically saying dont do it! Anybody got an idea why? Interesting. I havent been refrigerating my Lantus stash (unopened vials that normally sit for about 3 months), instead Ive kept them in a relatively cool place in my house. I could have swore Id read that it wasnt necessary. this is the only instance of a manufacturer specifically saying dont do it! Anybody got an idea why? I was very puzzled by that also! Would love to know why. My best guess is that its to minimize the temperature swings that would occur if someone was taking it in and out of the fridge several times per day this adds a lot of variability to how long its going to take to the insulins n to deteriorate whereas room temperature / 28 days is black and wh Continue reading >>

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  1. User34456

    Lantus Need refrigeration?

    I was told my Novelin does not need to be refrigerated but how about Lantus? Is it mandatory or just recommended? I am starting to travel and it would make a big difference if I could just throw them along with my kit in my purse and just go....

  2. fgummett

    Should say on the package insert but I understand that most insulins are stable at room temperature for at least 28 days (some longer). IIRC Lantus occasionally stings and the advice usually given is to ensure it is not refrigerated as this can make the stinging worse. I use Levemir and keep the spares in the fridge door but the current use penfill out

  3. User34456

    When I buy the Lantus it always comes directly out of the pharmacy fridge so I have always kept it in mine but you are right, it does sting. Is that the reason? I also keep my Novelin in the fridge just because it's convenient as that's where the Lantus is. Since I live in Florida it is 90 degrees in my house so I am afraid to leave them out.

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