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Unopened insulin vials left inadvertently at room temperature

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by cz_dave, Nov 4, 2021.

  1. cz_dave

    cz_dave Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I got novorapid and levemir from my pharmacy and inadvertently left the vials at room temperature for 6 hours. As soon as I realized, I put them in the fridge.

    Will the insulin be ok or not?
     
  2. eventhorizon

    eventhorizon Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Your insulin will be fine.
     
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    In Response Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Considering opened insulin should be kept at room temperature, there is no problem leaving it out of the fridge for 6 hours.
    It's not as if it is convenient to carry a fridge around with us when we go out for a day.
     
  4. TypeZero.

    TypeZero. · Well-Known Member

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    As long as they weren’t left under the sun it’s fine.

    Room temperature is unlikely to denature insulin
     
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