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Victoza and travel

Discussion in 'Incretin Mimetics' started by suzyg, Jan 19, 2015.

  1. suzyg

    suzyg Type 2 · Newbie

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    I am going on holiday to New Zealand and will be away for 36 days. I have a Frio wallet for transporting my Victoza and Levemir. However Victoza has an in-use limit of 30 days, so I should discard it after it has been out of the fridge after that time. I cannot get Victoza in New Zealand (already inquired). Any thoughts on what I can/should do? The levemir will be fine as it is ok for up to 42 days.
     
  2. Marvin

    Marvin Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I would have thought that if you kept the unopened Victoza in an activated Frio wallet, that would count as it being in the fridge. The thirty days limit is if it is kept at room temperature, and the Frio ought to keep it a good few degrees lower than that. I'm sure Novo Nordisk (the manufacturers) would advise, if asked. Presumably you will leave home with an opened pen and an unopened one... the opened one will be OK for the whole of its remaining life. So Its only the unopened one that is at issue, and the Frio wallet should keep it OK during the journey...then pop it in the fridge when you get to NZ... its a relatively civilised country, after all!
     
  3. himtoo

    himtoo Type 1 · Well-Known Member
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    Hi @suzyg
    yes -- concur with @Marvin on that -- stored in a frio wallet will keep it at a temperature low enough to count as refrigerated -- then pop it in a real fridge once you arrive,
     
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