I get my Lantus & Novolog from the VA which insists in shipping by UPS overnight by 10:30 am delivery rather than allowing it to be picked up at a nearby VA pharmacy. UPS leaves it on my front step in 90 degree temps in full sun and it may sit for an hour or so before it can be brought inside and refrigerated. When opened from the Styrofoam package the ice packs have fully melted and are at low 60 degrees when checked with a meat thermometer. Are all five pens in the package good until the printed normal expiration date for refrigerated insulin, or just for the 28 day period that applies when stored at room temperature?
Discontinued; Yes this is fine we did do a lot of testing on this subject when we shipped it from our pharmacy years ago. Because this time of year it is next to impossible to get it to the patient before the ice packs melt and also when we would order from the manufacturer It was very very common to get Insulin and even worse things late in the afternoon And they were fine also.As you know the bottle you are using you don't have to refrigerate but keep it in the back of a dark cupboard to help it keep cool. but if you don't use the bottle within 28 to 30 days you throw it away and use a fresh bottle. But don't worry also you can tell if you're doing everything right your blood sugar will not vary that much from when it was a bit cooler. hope that helps you. Chuck1957 Have a great evening and trust me this is common practice and nobody want to mess with your levels. Thanks for your service to this great country of ours. Chuck.
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