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March 2nd, 2013, 12:19 PM
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i used only 100 out of it and didn't know if it keeps until the next time we want to get pregnant or what, i cannot find anything on the internet about it.

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March 2nd, 2013, 02:42 PM
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Sorry - don't have an answer, but was wondering the same thing! I know the unopened ones have expiration dates. I'm not sure if it would be the same expiration for one in the pen or not. I'm thinking maybe, since it's pretty sealed in there.

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March 2nd, 2013, 03:15 PM
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I think 30 days once opened is all it is good for, but not sure. best to ask your RE or pharmacist.

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March 2nd, 2013, 07:09 PM
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If its been opened and is stored correctly 30 days is the limit.
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March 3rd, 2013, 01:04 PM
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Yup, 30 days. I actually didn't know that until I started a cycle and used an old, open cartridge in the morning. The nurse told me I needed to take another shot asap at early morning monitoring. Since I work 1 1/2 hours away from home, I was freaking out. My co-worker's husband brought me one of hers at a Wendy's parking lot, where I did the shot in my car!!!!
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March 4th, 2013, 06:23 AM
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"Once the rubber inlay of the Follistim® AQ Cartridge has been pierced by a needle, Follistim can only be stored for 28 days at 36–77°F (2–25°C)"
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