18 May 2011
Unopened Vial/Cartridge system/SoloStar® disposable insulin device
Unopened LANTUS vials, cartridge systems and SoloStar® should be stored in a refrigerator, 36°F - 46°F (2°C - 8°C). LANTUS should not be stored in the freezer and it should not be allowed to freeze. Discard if it has been frozen.
Open (In-Use) Vial
Opened vials, whether or not refrigerated, must be used within 28 days after the first use. They must be discarded if not used within 28 days. If refrigeration is not possible, the open vial can be kept unrefrigerated for up to 28 days away from direct heat and light, as long as the temperature is not greater than 86°F (30°C). Open (In-Use) Cartridge system:
The opened (in-use) cartridge system in OptiClik® should NOT be refrigerated but should be kept at room temperature (below 86°F [30°C]) away from direct heat and light. The opened (in- use) cartridge system in OptiClik® kept at room temperature must be discarded after 28 days. Do not store OptiClik® , with or without cartridge system, in a refrigerator at any time.
Open (In-Use) SoloStar® disposable insulin device
The opened (in-use) SoloStar® should NOT be refrigerated but should be kept at room temperature (below 86°F [30°C]) away from direct heat and light. The opened (in-use) SoloStar ® kept at room temperature must be discarded after 28 days.
LANTUS should not be stored in the freezer and it should not be allowed to freeze. Discard if it has been frozen.
These storage conditions are summarized in the following table:
Refrigerated Not in-use
Room Temperature In-use
(See Temperature Below)
10 mL Vial Until expiration date 28 days 28 daysRefrigerated or room temperature
3 mL Cartridge system Until expiration date 28 days 28 daysRefrigerated or room temperature
3 mL Cartridge system inserted into OptiClik® 28 daysRoom temperature only (Do not refrigerate)
3 mL SoloStar® disposable insulin device Until expiration date 28 days 28 daysRoom temperature only (Do not refrigerate)
Rev. March 2007. Sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC Bridgewater, NJ 08807. Country of Origin:
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- Side Effects of Lantus (detailed)
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