Store in the refrigerator at 2-8°C. The product can be stored outside the refrigerator at a temperature of up to 30°C for a maximum of 12 weeks. After first removal from the refrigerator, the 12 week shelf life applies. The storage period may not exceed the labeled shelf-life.
Shelf life: Esmeron has a shelf life of 3 years, provided it is stored under the prescribed conditions (see previous text). The date mentioned on the carton and on the label of the vial is the expiry date; this is the date up to which Esmeron may be used. Since Esmeron does not contain a preservative, the solution should be used immediately after opening the vial.
After dilution with infusion fluids (see Instructions for handling of the product under Cautions for Usage), chemical and physical in-use stability has been demonstrated for 72 hours at 30°C. From a microbiological point of view, the diluted product should be used immediately. If not used immediately, in-use storage times and conditions prior to use are the responsibility of the user/administrator and would normally not be longer than 24 hours at 2 to 8°C, unless dilution has taken place in controlled and validated aseptic conditions.