Protect insulin from light, heat, and moisture.
It starts to work more slowly but lasts longer than regular insulin.
Beta-blocker medications (e.g., metoprolol, propranolol, glaucoma eye drops such as timolol) may prevent the fast/pounding heartbeat you would usually feel when your blood sugar level falls too low (hypoglycemia).
Measure each dose very carefully because even small changes in the amount of insulin may have a large effect on your blood sugar levels.Learn how to store and discard needles and medical supplies safely.Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness or clear vision until you are sure you can perform such activities safely.This medication does not pass into breast milk.Check your blood sugar readings before and after exercise.For information about enrolling in MedicAlert, call (US) or (Canada).Check with your doctor or pharmacist about what you should do if you miss a meal.Medical alert: Your condition can cause complications in a medical emergency.This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional.Side effects: Injection site reactions (e.g., pain, redness, irritation) may occur.Consult your doctor because a change in your medication or how often you test your blood sugar may be required.Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.The length of time you can store it at room temperature depends on the product.Your insulin needs may change while breast-feeding.Do not inject cold insulin because this can be painful.Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.
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Once opened, the vial may be stored in the refrigerator or at room temperature below 86 degrees F (30 degrees C).
The insulin container you are currently using can be kept at room temperature.
Do not inject into a vein.
Check the product visually for clumps or discoloration.You may need a snack beforehand.Check your blood sugar levels regularly as directed by your doctor.Before injecting each dose, clean the injection site with rubbing alcohol.If you inject too slowly (more than 5 seconds the tip of the needle may become clogged and you may not get the correct dose.Symptoms of overdose may include headache, sweating, shakiness, increased hunger, vision changes, nervousness, tiredness, seizures, loss of consciousness.Store in the carton to protect from light.If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.