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Storage and travel with Tresiba®

Storing Tresiba® FlexTouch® and vial

It’s important to store your insulin correctly so that it remains safe and effective.

Tresiba® storage before use

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Store unused Tresiba® FlexTouch® pens and vials in the refrigerator at 36°F to 46°F (2°C to 8°C)

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Do not freeze Tresiba®. Do not use Tresiba® if it has been frozen

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If kept in the refrigerator, unopened pens and vials may be used until the expiration date printed on the label

Tresiba® storage after use

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Keep at room temperature (up to 86°F) or refrigerated for up to 8 weeks

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Keep away from direct heat and light

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Dispose after 8 weeks, even if there is insulin left in the pen or vial and the expiration date has not passed

The Tresiba® FlexTouch® pen lasts up to 8 weeks once in use if it is refrigerated or kept at room temperature up to 86°F and away from direct heat and light.

Safe Disposal

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Safe Disposal

It's important to immediately dispose of your needles and syringes in a sharps disposal container. You should also dispose of pens or vials that are empty or lack a usable quantity through a drug-collection program or by placing them in an appropriate container according to local laws.

You can order a free sharps or medicine container from Novo Nordisk and we’ll take care of safely disposing the container for you.

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Travel Tips

Tresiba® FlexTouch® pens can go almost anywhere because you can keep them in your pocket, purse, or bag.


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Make sure to keep your Tresiba® in your carry-on luggage when traveling. Insulin should never be placed in checked luggage because of the extreme temperatures it may be exposed to. 

Going someplace warm?

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Going someplace warm?

Remember to keep Tresiba® out of direct sunlight and at room temperature (up to 86°F) once in use.

Changing time zones?

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Changing time zones?

While we encourage you to take Tresiba® the same time every day, sometimes your schedule may change or you may forget to take your dose. If you’re changing time zones, just make sure to leave at least 8 hours between doses.

Be Prepared With a Travel Checklist

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Tresiba® FlexTouch® or vial

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Pen needles or syringes

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Blood glucose meter

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Test strips

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Lancing device and lancets

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Alcohol swabs

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Glucose tabs

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Glucagon kit

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Other diabetes medicines

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