Storage information and travel tips for NovoLog®

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 ensures they work when and where you need them.

Storage conditions for NovoLog® FlexPen®, 3‑mL PenFill® cartridge,a and 10‑mL vial

 
Temperature
Use up to
In useb,c (opened) Room temperature: up to 86°F 28 days
Not in use (unopened) Room temperature: up to 86°F 28 days
Not in use (unopened) Refrigerated: 36°F to 46°F 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).

Throw away open NovoLog® insulin vials and pens 28 days after first use

Throw away open vials and pens 28 days after first use, even if there is insulin left inside.

Do not use NovoLog® after it's expired

Do not use after the expiration date printed on the carton and label.

Protect NovoLog® from extreme heat or cold and direct light

Protect from extreme heat or cold and direct light.


Here are a few tips for traveling with NovoLog®:
 

Travel with extra insulin supplies

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

Travel with diabetes supplies in your carry-on

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.

Keep insulin at room temperature while traveling

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.

Inform TSA agents that you have diabetes and are carrying supplies

It is a good idea to let TSA agents know before the security screening process begins that you have diabetes and are carrying supplies.

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