On 7/23/2010 8:05 PM, [email protected] wrote:
> What is the real shelf life of insulin? I don't mean to be cynical, but I have a
> diabetic cat, who gets three units of lantus glargine insulin twice a day. I
> know the pharmacist and vet says thirty days. But for the past year I've been
> throwing out over a half bottle every month and buying a new one. And as you
> probably all know, it's not cheap. There's no price break because its for a cat.
> It's kept in a cold refrigerator as it should be. Can I SAFELY extend the life
> of the bottle, or do I just keep throwing it away every month. I don't want to
> play Russian Roulette with my cat. But I just started wondering if there's a way
> to get more use out of a bottle. And while I'm here, what is it that goes wrong
> with the insulin after a month? Thanks much.
Not speaking for anyone else nor am I giving advice, but I use
insulin till it is gone and have never had a problem with shelf
life of the stuff. Sometimes it takes over two months to use up
Like you, I keep it refrigerated.
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