01-31-2002, 12:49 AM #1
Expired Insulin Date Vets Pls Help.
Hi Guys how you doin?
I have some short acting Insulin in my fridge from a familia member under medication , but no longer needs it ... now i dont want to use it now but it says do not use 30 days after opening ..... it expired 3 days ago .... well not expired but there was a sticker put on it and hand written was the date not to use it after i was thinking of using it next year....
will it still be ok , if not next yr .. how long u think its good for ... seems a waste to throw it away
01-31-2002, 04:55 AM #2
01-31-2002, 05:10 AM #3
01-31-2002, 05:11 AM #4
a bottle of insulin cost about $20.....
you can go to any pharmacy and just ask for humulin-r (hope that is the type you are talking about, because it is one of the very few that will do you any good).......
30-60-90 days after it is opened and refridgerated is fine to use....it will not be denatured......1 year from opening and it is not useable or at least desirable......
for $20 worth of stuff....trash it and get some new when the time comes....the pharm will even sell the 29 guage syringes to you with no questions....
01-31-2002, 05:15 AM #5
Viper is right max 3months after 1st use, not 1 year!
01-31-2002, 05:56 AM #6
In australia its not as easy as just going to the pharmacy and getting some insulin ..... also its Actrapid not Humulin R the difference is Humulin is extracted from Pigs ... and Actrapid is synthetic.
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