Storage information and travel tips for Fiasp®

You work, travel, and live life on-the-go, and your insulin travels with you. Insulin is a medication that has specific storage requirements. Safely storing diabetes medication and supplies helps to ensure they work when and where you need them.

Storage conditions for Fiasp® vials, FlexTouch® pens, and the 3-mL PenFill® cartridgea-c

 
Temperature
Use up to
In useb,c (opened) Room temperature
(below 86°F / 30°C)
28 days
Not in use (unopened) Room temperature
(below 86°F / 30°C)
28 days
Not in use (unopened) Refrigerated
(36°F to 46°F / 2°C to 8°C)
Until expiration date
a3‑mL PenFill® cartridge is available for NovoPen Echo®.
bFlexPen® and PenFill® cartridges in use (opened) must NOT be stored in the refrigerator.
cIn‑use vials (opened) may be stored in the refrigerator (36°F to 46°F).


Here are a few tips for traveling with Fiasp®:

 

Bring extra supplies with you in case you are delayed, lose something, or decide to extend your trip.

If you are flying, make sure that you take your insulin and other diabetes medicines with you in your carry-on bag. Checked luggage could get lost or delayed! The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) allows you to bring diabetes supplies in your carry-on.

Your insulin needs to be kept at room temperature (below 86°F), so be sure not to store it in places like the trunk or glove box of a car, or checked baggage on a flight where the temperature may get too hot or cold.

It is a good idea to let TSA agents know before the security screening process begins that you have diabetes and are carrying supplies. If you have a pump, you can continue to wear it while going through a common airport metal detector as it will not harm the device or trigger an alarm. However, you should not send your pump device through an x-ray machine.

Free, personalized diabetes support is available