How long is a bottle of NovoLog insulin good for?

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How long is a bottle of Novolog insulin good for?

Expert Answer

Theresa Garnero is clinical nurse manager of Diabetes Services at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco.

An unopened vial of NovoLog insulinĀ is good until the expiration date (it is bestĀ stored in the refrigerator).

An opened vial is good for 28 days whether or not it is refrigerated; room temperature insulin is better tolerated (less burning sensation with injection) than refrigerated insulin.