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Insulin (Human) Isophane

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

Insulin (Human) Isophane - Handling

How should I handle Insulin (Human) Isophane 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 (Human) Isophane - Storage

How should I store Insulin (Human) Isophane?

​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. 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 (for vials stored at 30 degrees Celsius) and 6 weeks (for penfill).

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

How should I dispose of Insulin (Human) Isophane safely?

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

Insulin (Human) Isophane - Additional Information

  • Updated on Thursday, February 18, 2021
  • Article contributed by PSS National Medication Information Workgroup PSS National Medication Information Workgroup

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