What is the recommended time that insulin can remain at room temperature? We keep the vials that are in use at room temperature and change them every 30 days. Could they be kept longer? (We keep the extra vials in the refrigerator.)
Insulin should be kept out of direct sunlight; but it is stable for at least a month provided that the temperature is between 32 degrees and 90 degrees Fahrenheit.
[Editor's comment: The duration of time that's discussed above for insulin's stability is for opened vials of insulin; unopened vials can safely be kept (in a refrigerator) for the length of time indicated on the label. WWQ]
Original posting 19 Feb 97
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