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Insulin (Human) (Isophane) / Insulin (Human) (Neutral)

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Insulin Novomix, Mixtard

Insulin (Human) (Isophane) / Insulin (Human) (Neutral) - Handling

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

How should I store Insulin (Human) (Isophane) / Insulin (Human) (Neutral)?

​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 (Novomix), 5 weeks (Mixtard vials stored at 30 degrees celsius) or 6 weeks (Mixtard penfills stored at 30 degrees celsius).

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

How should I dispose of Insulin (Human) (Isophane) / Insulin (Human) (Neutral) 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 (Human) (Isophane) / Insulin (Human) (Neutral) - 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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