NovoLog® Storage 

Home or Away, NovoLog® Goes With You

NovoLog® lasts up to 28 days without refrigeration after first use, so it can be taken almost anywhere. 

Once in use, NovoLog® FlexPen® must be kept at room temperature below 86°F for up to 28 days. Its ability to stand up to heat is equal to, or better than, other major fast-acting insulin brands. 

 

Here is a quick guide to NovoLog® storage:

Storage for NovoLog® FlexPen®
3 mL PenFill® cartridge,a and 10mL vial:

Temperature Use up to
In useb,c (opened) Room temperature: up to 86°F 28 days
Not in use (unopened) Room temperature: up to 86°F 28 days
Not in use (unopened) Refrigerated: 36°F to 46°F Expiration date
a3 mL PenFill® cartridge is available for NovoPen Echo®.
bFlexPen® and PenFill® cartridges in use (opened) must NOT be stored in the refrigerator.
cIn use vials (opened) may be stored in the refrigerator.

NovoLog® Storage Do's and Don'ts

Do's: Don'ts:
Do store unused NovoLog® in a refrigerator between 36° to 46°F (2° and 8°C) Don’t store NovoLog® in the freezer or directly adjacent to the refrigerator cooling element

Don’t freeze NovoLog® or use NovoLog® if it has been frozen

Don’t draw NovoLog® into a syringe and store for later use
Do keep vials at temperatures below 86°F (30°C) for up to 28 days after initial use. Opened vials may be refrigerated

Do use unpunctured vials until the expiration date printed on the label if they are stored in a refrigerator

Do keep unused vials in the carton so they will stay clean and protected from light
Don’t expose vials to excessive heat or light
Do keep NovoLog® FlexPen® at temperatures below 86°F (30°C) for up to 28 days once it is punctured Don’t store in use NovoLog® FlexPen® in the refrigerator
Do keep NovoLog® FlexPen® and all PenFill® cartridges away from direct heat and sunlight Don't expose NovoLog® FlexPen® to excessive heat or sunlight
Do use unpunctured NovoLog® FlexPen® and PenFill® cartridges until the expiration date printed on the label if they are stored in a refrigerator
Do keep unused NovoLog® FlexPen® and PenFill® cartridges in the carton so they will stay clean and protected from light
Do always remove the needle after each injection and store the 3 mL PenFill® cartridge delivery device or NovoLog® FlexPen® without a needle attached Don’t keep the needle on the device after the injection. This could cause contamination and/or infection, or leakage of insulin, and may interfere with accurate dosing
Do always use a new needle for each injection to prevent contamination and blocked needles Do not share your NovoLog® FlexPen®, PenFill® cartridge, or PenFill® cartridge compatible insulin delivery device with other people even if the needle has been changed
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