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Should I Refrigerate Semaglutide?

Semaglutide is an injectable medicine which should be refrigerated until first use. We talk about how you can refrigerate Semaglutide safely.
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If you’re using Semaglutide for obesity, it’s possibly your first time using an injectable medicine.

Unlike tablets, injections often need to be stored at a certain temperature.

The patient information leaflet states that before opening, Semaglutide should be stored at a temperature between 2°C – 8°C.

When the medication is in the pharmacy prior to dispensing, it’s kept in a refrigerator. 

Once the pharmacy team have labelled your box, it’s then placed in temperature-controlled packaging.

This helps to keep the pen within the recommended temperature range whilst in transit.

Semaglutide injections should stay refrigerated until you first use them.

Unused pens that are stored in the fridge are safe to use up until their expiry date.

Once you’ve opened your new pen, you can choose how to store it.

You can either keep it in the fridge, or you can leave it out.

Once the pen has been used for the first time, it must be used within 30 days regardless of whether it’s refrigerated or not.

If you do choose to keep your current pen out of the fridge, there are some important things you should know.

Semaglutide pens shouldn’t be exposed to temperatures exceeding 30°C.

If it’s a particularly warm day, you might want to consider placing your Semaglutide in a cool area or back in the fridge to avoid overheating.

You should also ensure that you keep the lid on wherever you store your pen.

This isn’t so much for temperature, but it protects the solution from the light.

If the solution is damaged due to heat, light, or expiry, it might look cloudy and coloured.

You should check your pen for this before each use, if the solution isn’t clear and colourless, you should dispose of it properly.

You can ask a local pharmacist for more advice about this.

Whether or not you keep Semaglutide in the fridge between uses is completely up to you.

Some people find that the injection is cold if administered from the fridge, others don’t notice a difference.

We would recommend storing it in a way that suits you.

With your first order, you should receive a handy wallet to store any current pens, along with some needles.

We’d recommend using this to keep everything together when you aren’t using it

If you still aren’t sure whether or not you need to store Semaglutide in the fridge or not, we’ve created this handy flowchart for you:

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