Nebulizer Storage Comparison Chart (by Medication Name & Manufacturer)
(Y or N)
once foil pouch
|N||7 days||Store unit-dose vials in protective foil pouch at all times. Once removed from the foil pouch, use vial within one week. Discard the vial if the solution is not colorless.||DailyMed|
|RiteDose||N||30 days||Once the foil pouch is opened, the vials can be used for up to 30 days.|
Vials must be stored in foil pouch as product is light-sensitive.
|Nephron||N||No information available from manufacturer regarding expiration upon opening.||Protect from light. Store in pouch until time of use.||DailyMed|
|Nephron||N||7 days||Store in protective|
foil pouch at all times.
Once removed from foil pouch, the vials should be used within one
|N||2 weeks once|
pouch is opened.
If vials are
they must be
protected from light and used within 1 week.
|Protect from light and excessive heat. Keep unopened vials in the foil pouch. Once the foil pouch is opened, the vials should be used within 2 weeks.|
Vials removed from the pouch, if not used immediately, should be protected from light and used within 1 week.
|These are single|
unit dose vials, use
immediately once foil pouch opened.
|Cipla||N||2 weeks||When an envelope has been opened, the shelf life of the unused ampules is 2 weeks when protected. After opening the aluminum foil envelope, the unused ampules should be returned to the aluminum foil envelope to protect them from light. Any opened ampule must be used promptly.|
|Y||Unit dose vials. Use immediately upon opening foil pouch.||Store arformoterol tartrate inhalation solution in the protective foil pouch under refrigeration at 36°-46°F (2°-8°C). Protect from light and excessive heat. After opening the pouch, unused unit-dose vials should be returned to, and stored in, the pouch. An opened unit-dose vial should be used right away. Discard any unit-dose vial if the solution is not colorless. Unopened foil pouches of arformoterol tartrate inhalation solution can also be stored at room temperature 68°-77°F (20°-25°C) for up to 6 weeks. If stored at room temperature, discard if not used after 6 weeks or if past the expiration date, whichever is sooner.||DailyMed|
|Formoterol Fumerate (Perforomist) Inhalation Solution 20mcg/2ml||Teva (Generic)|
|Vial should always be stored in the foil pouch, and only removed IMMEDIATELY before use.|
Store in a refrigerator at 2°C to 8°C (36°F to 46°F) and discard when drug expires or store at room temperature, 20°C to 25°C (68°F to 77°F) and discard if not used after 3 months. Protect pouch from light and heat.