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Insulin Lispro

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Insulin Humalog Adult

Insulin Lispro - Handling

How should I handle Insulin Lispro safely?

​Please refer to the product insert which can be found in the medication box, for instructions for use of your specific insulin pen / penfill.

Insulin Lispro - Storage

How should I store Insulin Lispro?

Keep away from children;#Keep in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight;#

​Store unopened insulin in a refrigerator between 2 to 8 degrees Celsius. Do not freeze. Do not keep insulin in a hot place (e.g. in a hot, closed vehicle, on top of a television set) or expose it to heat or sunlight. Insulin that is exposed to direct sunlight for too long may give it a yellow-brown colour. Do not use the insulin if this happens.

Once the insulin is in use, it no longer has to be refrigerated, but should be thrown away after 4 weeks.

Keep this medication out of reach of children. Throw away all expired medicines.

How should I dispose of Insulin Lispro safely?

​If used at home, you may throw this injection away along with the used needles, into a metal tin,  or glass jar or thick plastic container (e.g. detergent bottles) to prevent any needle stick injury.

Insulin Lispro - Additional Information

  • Updated on Thursday, May 30, 2019
  • Article contributed by PSS National Medication Information Workgroup PSS National Medication Information Workgroup

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