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RE: [IP] humalog refrigeration

At 10:41 PM 7/3/02, Michael wrote:
>E.Lilly specifically states that their insulins (all of them) should
>be referigated if possible to extend their life. At normal room
>temperature, Humulin and Humalog lose appx 1-1 1/2 % of strength per
>month. The process is very non-linear. In a frig, the same
>deterioriation takes months. At elevated temperatures like a truck or
>hot mail box, insulin can be destroyed in a matter of hours. This is
>direct from E.Lilly.

I was told by a representative from E.Lilly that if kept refrigerated and 
unopened, the insulin should stay good until the expiration date on the 
box.  Un-refrigerated and/or opened, you should use it up in 28 days or 
dispose of it.  My endo also recommends the same.

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