storing syringes

msann
By msann Latest Reply 2010-01-17 15:37:10 -0600
Started 2010-01-16 22:53:43 -0600

i just read a reply about syringes, they stated they keep them in the frigde, how many of you do this, is that what i should have been doing since 2000,


9 replies

spiritwalker
spiritwalker 2010-01-17 15:37:10 -0600 Report

If you have syringes that are filled when you get them or use
insulin pens than yes. I keep all my supplies except insulin
in drawer with a lock. I have young children visiting often and
want my home to be safe .

ptsparkle
ptsparkle 2010-01-17 15:21:54 -0600 Report

i THINK THE PERSON MEANT THAT WHEN HE/SHE RE=USED THEIR SYRINGES, THEY KEPT THOSE (ALREADY LOADED) IN THE FRIDGE.
jIM
Sorry for the caps…didn't notice til done…old age!!

Jesse57
Jesse57 2010-01-17 12:34:50 -0600 Report

I use the Lantus Solostar Flexpen and the Novolog Flexpen. These are prefilled syringes that I screw a needle onto and dial up the units needed then inject. These HAVE TO BE STORED IN THE FRIDGE (36 to 46 degrees). Once they are taken out for use they MUST STAY AT ROOM TEMP up to 86 degrees. At this point they are only good for 28 days. Any insulin left in the pen must be disposed of. It's s good idea to let a new pen warm up for a couple of hours because cold insulin is more painful to inject.
Hope this helps.

Elrond
Elrond 2010-01-17 05:20:11 -0600 Report

I have a dresser drawer dedicated to my medical supplies. A large amount of the space is taken up by boxes of syringes. There are also boxes of lancets, alcohol swabs, test strips, and bottles and bottles of pills. The VA insists on sending 90 days of each supply at each 'fill' so there are times I'm overloaded and times I'm pretty short. I never heard of refrigerating syringes but if so, I'd need another fridge.

Elrond
Elrond 2010-01-17 05:20:01 -0600 Report

I have a dresser drawer dedicated to my medical supplies. A large amount of the space is taken up by boxes of syringes. There are also boxes of lancets, alcohol swabs, test strips, and bottles and bottles of pills. The VA insists on sending 90 days of each supply at each 'fill' so there are times I'm overloaded and times I'm pretty short. I never heard of refrigerating syringes but if so, I'd need another fridge.

80sgirl71
80sgirl71 2010-01-17 01:42:54 -0600 Report

I have always kept mine in the box they came in. I would think a cold syringe would sting and hurt the skin. I was told to never inject cold insulin. But to warm it up between your hands.