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  • Unopened vials and PenFill cartridges:Store unopened vials and PenFill cartridges in a refrigerator (36 degrees F to 46 degrees F; 2 degrees C to 8 degrees C) but not in the freezer. Do not use Levemir if it has been frozen. Keep unopened Levemir vials and PenFill cartridges in the carton so they will stay clean and protected from light because the product is light sensitive.
  • Punctured vials:After initial use, the punctured vials should be stored in a refrigerator but not in a freezer. If refrigeration is not possible, the vial that you are currently using can be kept at room temperature up to 42 days, as long as it is kept below 86 degrees F; 30 degrees C. Throw away unrefrigerated vials after 42 days from the first use, even if they still contain insulin.
  • Punctured cartridges:After initial use (the rubber membrane has been punctured), do not refrigerate the punctured Levemir PenFill cartridges. However, keep them as cool as possible (below 86 degrees F; 30 degrees C). The PenFill cartridge that you are currently using can be kept at room temperature up to 42 days, as long as they are kept below 86 degrees F (30 degrees C). Throw away unrefrigerated disposable Levemir PenFill cartridges after 42 days from the cartridges first use, even if it still contains Levemir.

Keep all disposable PenFill cartridges and vials away from direct heat and sunlight.

These storage conditions are summarized in the following table:

 Not in-use (unopened)Not in-use (unopened)In-use (opened)
 Room Temperature (below 30 degrees C)RefrigeratedRoom Temperature (below 30 degrees C)
10 mL vial42 daysUntil expiration date42 days refrigerated/room temperature
3 mL PenFill cartridges42 daysUntil expiration date42 days (Do not refrigerate)

  • Unopened Levemir FlexPen:

    Store unopened Levemir FlexPen in a refrigerator (36 degrees F to 46 degrees F; 2 degrees C to 8 degrees C), but not in the freezer. Do not use Levemir FlexPen if it has been frozen. Keep unopened disposable Levemir FlexPen in the carton so the product will stay clean and protected from light because it is light sensitive.

  • Punctured Levemir FlexPen:

    After initial use (the rubber membrane has been punctured), do not refrigerate disposable Levemir FlexPen. However, keep them as cool as possible (below 86 degrees F; 30 degrees C). A Levemir FlexPen that you are currently using can be used for 42 days after the first use if it is kept at room temperature (below 86 degrees F; 30 degrees C). Throw away unrefrigerated disposable Levemir FlexPen after 42 days, even if it still contains Levemir.

Keep all disposable Levemir FlexPen away from direct heat and sunlight.

These storage conditions are summarized in the following table:

 Not in-use (unopened)Not in-use (unopened)In-use (opened)
 Room Temperature (below 30 degrees C)RefrigeratedRoom Temperature (below 30 degrees C)
3 mL FlexPen42 daysUntil expiration date42 days (Do not refrigerate)

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