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Important Safety Information For Soliqua® 100/33 (insulin Glargine & Lixisenatide Injection) 100 Units/ml & 33 Mcg/ml

What is the most important information I should know about SOLIQUA 100/33? Do not share your SOLIQUA 100/33 pen with other people, even if the needle has been changed. SOLIQUA 100/33 can cause serious side effects, including inflammation of the pancreas, which may be life-threatening. Before using SOLIQUA 100/33, tell your doctor if you have had pancreatitis, stones in your gallbladder, or a history of alcoholism. These medical problems may make you more likely to get pancreatitis. Stop taking SOLIQUA 100/33 and call your healthcare provider right away if you have pain in your stomach area (abdomen) that is severe, and will not go away. The pain may be felt in the back area. The pain may happen with or without vomiting. Who should not use SOLIQUA 100/33? Do not use SOLIQUA 100/33 if you are having an episode of low blood sugar or if you are allergic to insulin glargine, lixisenatide, or any of the ingredients in SOLIQUA 100/33. Tell your healthcare provider about all your medical conditions, including if you: have or have had problems with your pancreas, your kidneys, or your liver, stones in your gallbladder, or a history of alcoholism. have heart failure or other heart problems. Continue reading >>

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  1. classicdame

    Insulin, whether in a pen or a vial, does not need refrigeration as long as the temperature is between 45-75 degrees (or thereabouts). Airconditioned homes are generally adequate. However, I keep mine in the refrig so I can locate it quickly. BTW, Byetta is the same way, although it is not insulin.
    Google for the brand you are interested in and check out the mfg website.

  2. sirI, MSN, APRN

    mos insulin pens unused are stored in the refrigerator.
    pens in use are stored at room temp.
    here are lilly manufacturer's recommendations:
    http://www.lillydiabetes.com/product...d=5.9.1#ques14

  3. GingerSue

    thanks,
    just trying to clarify the material in the med-surg textbook that says not to refrigerate the pens but it doesn't give the reason

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Insulin Pen

Using insulin pens with their cartridges can be very convenient. As an alternative to insulin in vial form and syringes, they can give you confidence, or help if you have visual or dexterity impairments. They are less prone to dosage error, though a pen is not accurate when dosage is 3 units or less. They can be a big help if you are new to diabetes and a bit unsure about things. Pens are the predominant insulin delivery system in most of the world, except the United States, where syringes and insulin vials still dominate. See also injecting insulin. Insulin pens come in 2 basic styles: prefilled which you discard after the insulin is used, or refillable. Refillable pens (Like the Novopen Junior ) are much like fountain pens; insulin cartridges are inserted and changed when empty. Disposable pens (like the Levemir FlexPen ) are cheaper but also less accurate -- the plunger mechanism on the disposable pens is a bit flimsy, and can give inaccurate doses by half a unit or so. You can use either type with a syringe, with some precautions as below. As of January 1, 2010, Novo Nordisk discontinued the following cartridges for refillable pens: [7] Novolin® R PenFill® 3 mL cartridges (Re Continue reading >>

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  1. classicdame

    Insulin, whether in a pen or a vial, does not need refrigeration as long as the temperature is between 45-75 degrees (or thereabouts). Airconditioned homes are generally adequate. However, I keep mine in the refrig so I can locate it quickly. BTW, Byetta is the same way, although it is not insulin.
    Google for the brand you are interested in and check out the mfg website.

  2. sirI, MSN, APRN

    mos insulin pens unused are stored in the refrigerator.
    pens in use are stored at room temp.
    here are lilly manufacturer's recommendations:
    http://www.lillydiabetes.com/product...d=5.9.1#ques14

  3. GingerSue

    thanks,
    just trying to clarify the material in the med-surg textbook that says not to refrigerate the pens but it doesn't give the reason

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Humulin® 70/30 70% Human Insulin Isophane Suspension And 30% Human Insulin Injection (rdna Origin)

HUMULIN 70/30 - insulin human injection, suspension Eli Lilly and Company INFORMATION FOR THE PATIENT 10 mL Vial WARNINGS THIS LILLY HUMAN INSULIN PRODUCT DIFFERS FROM ANIMAL–SOURCE INSULINS BECAUSE IT IS STRUCTURALLY IDENTICAL TO THE INSULIN PRODUCED BY YOUR BODY’S PANCREAS AND BECAUSE OF ITS UNIQUE MANUFACTURING PROCESS. ANY CHANGE OF INSULIN SHOULD BE MADE CAUTIOUSLY AND ONLY UNDER MEDICAL SUPERVISION. CHANGES IN STRENGTH, MANUFACTURER, TYPE (E.G., REGULAR, NPH, ANALOG), SPECIES, OR METHOD OF MANUFACTURE MAY RESULT IN THE NEED FOR A CHANGE IN DOSAGE. SOME PATIENTS TAKING HUMULIN® (HUMAN INSULIN, rDNA ORIGIN) MAY REQUIRE A CHANGE IN DOSAGE FROM THAT USED WITH OTHER INSULINS. IF AN ADJUSTMENT IS NEEDED, IT MAY OCCUR WITH THE FIRST DOSE OR DURING THE FIRST SEVERAL WEEKS OR MONTHS. DIABETES Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas, a large gland that lies near the stomach. This hormone is necessary for the body’s correct use of food, especially sugar. Diabetes occurs when the pancreas does not make enough insulin to meet your body’s needs. To control your diabetes, your doctor has prescribed injections of insulin products to keep your blood glucose at a near–normal l Continue reading >>

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  1. jfleetwd

    Do the unopened NovoLog flexpens need to be refrigerated? Same Q for Lantus SoloStar. Thanks?

    I am new to injecting insulin and am not sure if the FlexPens I'm using need to be refrigerated. I know that the one I'm using does not have to be for 28 days but the remaining ones in the box, I'm not sure about.

  2. RA Rajive Goel

    PenFill cartridges or NovoLog (insulin aspart [rdna origin] inj) FlexPen Prefilled Syringes:
    Once a cartridge or a NovoLog (insulin aspart [rdna origin] inj) FlexPen is punctured, it should be kept at temperatures below 30°C (86°F) for up to 28 days, but should not be exposed to excessive heat or sunlight. A NovoLog (insulin aspart [rdna origin] inj) FlexPen or cartridge in use must NOT be stored in the refrigerator. Keep the NovoLog (insulin aspart [rdna origin] inj) FlexPen and all PenFill cartridges away from direct heat and sunlight. Unpunctured NovoLog (insulin aspart [rdna origin] inj) FlexPen and PenFill cartridges can be used until the expiration date printed on the label if they are stored in a refrigerator. Keep unused NovoLog (insulin aspart [rdna origin] inj) FlexPen and PenFill cartridges in the carton so they will stay clean and protected from light.
    Always remove the needle after each injection and store the 3 mL PenFill cartridge elivery device or NovoLog (insulin aspart [rdna origin] inj) FlexPen without a needle attached. This prevents contamination and/or infection, or leakage of insulin, and will ensure accurate dosing. Always use a new needle for each injection to prevent contamination.
    Unopened Vial/Cartridge system/SoloStar disposable insulin device
    Unopened LANTUS (insulin glargine [rdna origin] injection) vials, cartridge systems and SoloStar should be stored in a refrigerator, 36°F - 46°F (2°C - 8°C). LANTUS (insulin glargine [rdna origin] injection) should not be stored in the freezer and it should not be allowed to freeze. Discard if it has been frozen.
    Open (In-Use) Vial
    Opened vials, whether or not refrigerated, must be used within 28 days after the first use. They must be discarded if not used within 28 days. If refrigeration is not possible, the open vial can be kept unrefrigerated for up to 28 days away from direct heat and light, as long as the temperature is not greater than 86°F (30°C). Open (In-Use) Cartridge system:
    The opened (in-use) cartridge system in OptiClik should NOT be refrigerated but should be kept at room temperature (below 86°F [30°C]) away from direct heat and light. The opened (in- use) cartridge system in OptiClik kept at room temperature must be discarded after 28 days. Do not store OptiClik , with or without cartridge system, in a refrigerator at any time.
    Open (In-Use) SoloStar disposable insulin device
    The opened (in-use) SoloStar should NOT be refrigerated but should be kept at room temperature (below 86°F [30°C]) away from direct heat and light. The opened (in-use) SoloStar kept at room temperature must be discarded after 28 days.
    LANTUS (insulin glargine [rdna origin] injection) should not be stored in the freezer and it should not be allowed to freeze. Discard if it has been frozen.
    I copied & pasted the information available for you to read & understand both the Insulin medications.
    Please take care, best wishes!
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