Thread: Is my humalog still good?
07-09-2005, 04:30 PM #1
Is my humalog still good?
I got my slin about two months ago and I've been using it on/off....
The expiry date on the bottle is AL 2006. I've been keeping it in the fridge the whole time. Lately I've noticed a lot of air bubbles in the vial. Why do most people say to throw it out after 1 month, when the exp. date on my bottle is 2006? Should I keep using it or get a new bottle?
07-10-2005, 02:15 AM #2
The bubbles is normal. In time they will dissapear if bottle is kept still. People usually get another bottle after 1 month of use because insulin is easy to get and it's cheap. Your slin is as good as the slin at the chemist. Keep it and use it.
07-10-2005, 10:41 AM #3
07-10-2005, 10:51 AM #4Associate Member
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So, for how long can you use your slin once the bottle has been opened?
07-10-2005, 11:11 PM #5
If kept in the fridge, you can use it untill it expires. It should have an expiry date on the bottle. As I said, people only use it for 1 month then throw it out because it's so easy to get and it's cheap. However, this is far from necessary.
07-11-2005, 06:01 AM #6
Gear how long do you think slin would last kept out of the fridge ??
07-11-2005, 10:15 PM #7Originally Posted by Big Bapper
07-11-2005, 10:34 PM #8
Keeping it in the 'fridge will lower the risk of bacteria growing in the vial.
07-12-2005, 06:13 AM #9
Thanks guys going to pick a new bottle of slin this week and will store it the fridge. Kept the last bottle in my training bag for about 3 months and after I took my PWO shot, if I was late for my next meal I could feel myself going into hypo so I figured it was still good. But as said its so cheap so I willl just get new bottle and store in the fridge.
Thanks for the info on bacteria growing in the vial thats news to me.
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