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Safety in Lactation: Insulins

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Refrigerated Storage

NovoRapidNovo Nordisk

Novo Nordisk
NovoRapid
Injections (vials, penfills and pen), 100units/mL

In the event of an inadvertent temperature excursion the following data may be used:
NovoRapid vial, Penfill, FlexPen, InnoLet, FlexTouch: The products are stable when exposed to temperatures <30°C for 28 days. Following an excursion, store NovoRapid vial, Penfill and InnoLet outside of the fridge (<30°C). NovoRapid FlexPen and FlexTouch can be stored either in the fridge (2-8°C) or outside of the fridge (<30°C). Reduce expiry date to 28 days from the date of the excursion.
NovoRapid PumpCart: The products are stable when exposed to temperatures <30°C for 14 days. Thereafter it can be used for up to 7 days below 37°C in an insulin infusion pump system.

Please refer to the manufacturer’s product literature for recommended storage information at https://www.medicines.org.uk

20 January 2022
London MI Service

FiaspNovo Nordisk

Novo Nordisk
Fiasp
100 units/mL solution for injection in pre-filled pen/cartridge/vial

In the event of an inadvertent temperature excursion the following data may be used:
The products are stable when exposed to temperatures <30°C for 28 days.
Following the excursion, store the cartridges outside of the fridge (<30°C). The vials and pens can be either stored in a fridge (2-8°C) or outside of the fridge (<30°C).

Please refer to the manufacturer’s product literature for recommended storage information at https://www.medicines.org.uk

Reduce expiry date to 28 days if exposed to the conditions above
20 January 2022
London MI Service

Lactation Safety Information

Yes
Likely to be degraded in infant's GI tract
Short-acting recombinant human insulin
11 September 2020