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Refrigerated Storage

Apidra, Apidra SolostarSanofi

Sanofi
Apidra, Apidra Solostar
Injection 100 units/ml. Vials, cartridges and pre-filled pens

In the event of an inadvertent temperature excursion the following data may be used:
Once Apidra is taken out of the refrigerator for the first time, it can be kept for 28 days at a temperature up to 25°C.
Pens or cartridge in use must not be stored in the refrigerator. The pen cap must be put back on the pen after each injection in order to protect from light.
Please also refer to the manufacturer’s product literature for recommended storage information at https://www.medicines.org.uk

Please contact Sanofi for products exposed to conditions other than described above. Refer to current BNF for company details.

Reduce the expiry date to 28 days if stored at temperatures up to 25°C.
In-use pre-filled pens, or pens containing in-use cartridges should not be stored in the refrigerator and should be kept at room temperature not exceeding 25°C.

The products should be kept inside the outer carton and pen caps should be kept on to protect from light. Do not freeze them or keep them near the freezer compartment of the refrigerator.

12 October 2020
London MI Service

Lactation Safety Information

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