Does anyone use Lantus in a vial

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  1. Teresa & Buddy

    Teresa & Buddy Well-Known Member

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    Could you let me know how long does a vial of opened Lantus stay good. I have some in a vial that has been opened, used one time then put in a container and has not been used. I was wondering if it would still be usable.
     
  2. Chris & China

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    If kept in the refrigerator, it's usually good for 4-6 months as long as it's clear and there are no floaties in it

    The only real way to tell though is to watch the numbers....if they go up and there's no other explanation, it's time to suspect that the insulin has lost it's efficacy
     
  3. Teresa & Buddy

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    What would the floaties be.
     
  4. Juliet

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    I was just about to ask that. I use a vial too. Unfortunately I dropped and smashed one last week.
     
  5. Larry and Kitties

    Larry and Kitties Well-Known Member

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    I have used a Lantus vial for over a year with no problems.
     
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    :banghead:

    Sorry to hear of your mishap, Juliet. :(


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  7. Teresa & Buddy

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    How long does a vial last, or until you cannot use it any longer.
     
  8. Juliet

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    The same vial? Really?
     
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  9. Juliet

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    Thanks. I was so mad as I watched the precious Lantus drip all over my kitchen floor.
     
  10. Teresa & Buddy

    Teresa & Buddy Well-Known Member

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    How long do you use yours.
     
  11. babyBoo

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    I was on my third vial. The first two vials I used lasted 8 months each approximately.
     
  12. Teresa & Buddy

    Teresa & Buddy Well-Known Member

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    Thank you. If any of your Lantus in a vial has went bad on you, what happened.
     
  13. babyBoo

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    Basically there just wasn't enough insulin left to get insulin from it. When I switched to new vial each time there was no noticable difference in BG readings.
     
  14. Larry and Kitties

    Larry and Kitties Well-Known Member

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    Yes, the same vial of Lantus.
    I one had a vial of R insulin that lasted over 5 years
     
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