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Insulin Storage and Suspension

1 Store injectable medication
in current use at room
temperature (for a maximum
of one month after initial use,
and within expiry date). Avoid
direct sunlight and areas of
temperature extremes. Store
unopened injectable medication
in an area of the refrigerator
where freezing is unlikely
to occur. (66,67)


2 Cloudy insulin (e.g. NPH and
pre-mixed insulin) must be
gently rolled ten times and
inverted ten times (not shaken)
until the crystals go back into
suspension and the solution
becomes milky white.


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