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Humatrope Storage Information: Very Important to Know!

Written by Author - Authors Medical experts of the National HRT Clinic - August 23, 2016

Storing the Humatrope

Treatment with Humatrope HGH is an investment in your body’s health and well-being. There are some very important facts that you need to know about proper Humatrope storage. Following the guidelines listed here will prevent your medication from being unusable and wasting money in the process. It is essential to ask your hormone replacement therapy specialist any questions that you might have in regard to storing your Humatrope HGH.

In regards to Humatrope storage temperature, constant refrigeration is necessary, except when preparing for the daily injection. Humatrope should be removed from the refrigerator to come to room temperature for a period of no greater than 30 minutes. Injection preparation should begin within about 20 minutes to ensure that the medication is placed back in the refrigerator before the 30 minutes have passed.

Further Humatrope storage information requires that Humatrope HGH never be placed in the freezer, only in the refrigerator. The temperature should be between 36 and 46 degrees Fahrenheit.

Storing the HumatroPen and Cartridges

Eli Lilly Humatrope is available as replaceable cartridges that fit into a corresponding HumatroPen device. Before reconstitution (mixing), Humatrope cartridges stored in the refrigerator have a shelf life of 3 years. Once they have been mixed, they must be used within a 28 day time period, and then discarded as directed.

Medications should never be thrown in the garbage or poured down a drain. Contact your local pharmacy or city government regarding proper disposal ordinances. Some pharmacies and city halls schedule yearly drop off times for unused and expired medications for proper disposal.

Additional Humatrope storage information regarding the disposable needles is as follows:

  • Unused needles should be stored out of reach of children, and kept wrapped until ready for use
  • Used needles should be disposed of in a Sharp’s container – never in the trash

Once mixed, Humatrope cartridge storage is in the attached HumatroPen device in the refrigerator at all times.

How to Store Humatrope Vials

Humatrope Storage Temperature

Humatrope that is provided in the form of a freeze-dried powder in standard vials must also be stored in the refrigerator at all times, maintaining the same temperature as listed above for the cartridges used in the HumatroPen device. The storage of Humatrope unused disposable syringes should also be kept out of reach of children.

Once an injection has been completed, the entire disposable syringe and needle unit should be discarded in the Sharp’s container.

Following these guidelines should result in the proper administration of a safe dose of Humatrope HGH each day.

Here are some other important facts about storing Humatrope:

  • Check the expiration date of the vial or cartridge before each use
  • Inspect the solution before each use – do not use if cloudy, crystallized, or if any particles are noticed in the liquid
  • Do not use cracked or broken cartridges or vials

If you have any further questions about Humatrope storage, please contact National HRT and speak with a hormone specialist to get the needed answers.

As always, free consultations are provided to men and women about hormone replacement therapy, diagnostic testing, and treatment options.

Medically reviewed by   Reviewers National HRT Staff - Updated on July 17, 2019

Please note that the information provided in this article is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment.


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