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Can you tell me how long can "insulin" be stored and still be viable?

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
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In fridge: Hi. Insulin kept in the fridge, prior to opening, is good for years past the expiration date. Remember, the expiration date DOES NOT mean a drug is bad after that date. That's just the date the company that makes the drug presented to the FDA. Once the vial or pen is started, it will be good as long as it's kept in the fridge until it's finished.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

How much time can "insulin" be stored and still be viable?

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Stored in frige: Hi. If insulin is stored in the fridge, unopened, it's good for a looooong time! And I mean well past the expiration date. Bear in mind, an "expiration date" doesn't mean the drug is bad after that, only that that's the time period the pharmaceutical company presented data to the FDA for, showing the drug was still good! To your tight diabetes control! Cheers!

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