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How should intermediate-acting insulin be stored?

Unopened intermediate-acting insulin pens, dosing devices, and vials should be refrigerated, but not kept frozen. Opened vials should also be refrigerated, but they can also be kept at room temperature if away from direct sunlight and heat. Opened dosing devices and insulin pens should be kept at room temperature. Any insulin not used before its expiration date should be discarded. To find out how long you can continue to use a dosing device or pen after its first use, consult the manufacturer's information.

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