Asked by: Matei Cobano
asked in category: General Last Updated: 25th May, 2020

Can you still use insulin after the expiration date?

Insulin remains fully potent until its expiration date if stored properly; its potency varies thereafter but it can still be used with care.

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Likewise, people ask, cAN expired insulin make you sick?

Using insulin past the manufacturer's expiration date can cause your blood glucose to be higher than expected if you stick to the same dosing you've been using all along. If your blood sugar is extremely high, you may even feel nauseous and faint.

Subsequently, question is, what happens if you use insulin after 28 days? A: Your insulin might still be good after the expiration date on the box, or after 28 days at room temperature, but it's not guaranteed to be good. Then, a time comes when the insulin does not control their blood sugar very well, and it's hard to find a dose that works. This happens because the insulin is spoiling.

In respect to this, can I take expired insulin?

When insulin has expired, it is not safe to inject. If the insulin has expired, don't use it. Once you have begun using insulin (pen or vial with injection, pump), the insulin can remain at room temperature (up to 86F or 30 C) for the number of days you will be using it.

How long does insulin stay good in the fridge?

Insulin that is not in use should be stored in the refrigerator. If refrigeration is not possible, it can be kept at room temperature [15-25 degrees C] for 28 days. The in use vial may be kept at room temperature [15-25 degrees C] for 28 days.

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