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Drug Info for levemir

Insulin detemir is used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). It is also used to treat people with type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood) who need insulin to control their diabetes. In patients with type 1 diabetes, insulin detemir may be used with another type of insulin (a short-acting insulin). In patients with type 2 diabetes, insulin detemir also may be used with another type of insulin or with oral medication(s) for diabetes. Insulin detemir is a long-acting, man-made version of human insulin. Insulin detemir works by replacing the insulin that is normally produced by the body and by helping move sugar from the blood into other body tissues where it is used for energy. It also stops the liver from producing more sugar. Over time, people who have diabetes and high blood sugar can develop serious or life-threatening complications, including heart disease, stroke, kidney problems, nerve damage, and eye problems. Using medication(s), making lifestyle changes (e.g., diet, exercise, quitting smoking), and regularly checking your blood sugar may help to manage your diabetes and improve your health. This therapy may also decrease your chances of having a heart attack, stroke, or other diabetes-related complications such as kidney failure, nerve damage (numb, cold legs or feet; decreased sexual ability in men and women), eye problems, including changes or loss of vision, or gum disease. Your doctor and other healthcare providers will talk to you about the best way to manage your diabetes.

Levemir is a member of the insulin drug class. It is long-acting and it is used in the treatment of Diabetes type 2 in adults and Diabetes type 1 in adults and children who are at least 2 years old. Levemir works by lowering the glucose levels in the blood. Consult your primary care physician for more details.

  • Levemir
  • Levemir FlexPen
  • Levemir FlexTouch
  • By injection

Injection routeYour doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it should be given. This medicine is given as a shot under your skin. It is usually given in the stomach, thigh, or upper arm.

Injection routeYou may be taught how to give your medicine at home. Make sure you understand all instructions before giving yourself an injection. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.

If you use insulin once a day, it is best to use it at about the same time every day.

Always double-check both the concentration (strength) of your insulin and your dose. Concentration and dose are not the same. The dose is how many units of insulin you will use. The concentration tells how many units of insulin are in each milliliter (mL), such as 100 units/mL (U-100), but this does not mean you will use 100 units at a time.

Unopened medicine: You may store the pen or vial in the refrigerator or at room temperature for 42 days. Protect from light. Do not freeze.

Opened medicine: Vials: Store in the refrigerator or at room temperature in a cool place, away from sunlight and heat. Use within 42 days.Prefilled pens: Store at room temperature, away from direct heat and light. Do not refrigerate. Do not store with the needle attached. Throw away any opened pen after 42 days.

Check the label before use. Do not change the brand, type, or concentration unless your doctor tells you to. If you use a pump or other device, make sure the insulin is made for that device.

Injection routeUse a new needle and syringe each time you inject your medicine. If you use a syringe, use only the kind that is made for insulin injections. Some insulin must be given with a specific type of syringe or needle. Ask your pharmacist if you are not sure which one to use.

Injection routeYou will be shown the body areas where this shot can be given. Use a different body area each time you give yourself a shot. Keep track of where you give each shot to make sure you rotate body areas. Do not use the exact same spot for each injection.

Check the liquid inside the pen or vial. It should be clear and colorless. Do not mix this insulin with any other type of insulin.

Read and follow the patient instructions that come with this medicine. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.

Injection routeThrow away used needles in a hard, closed container that the needles cannot poke through. Keep this container away from children and pets.

This medicine is not right for everyone. Do not use it if you had an allergic reaction to insulin detemir.

Your doctor will do lab tests at regular visits to check on the effects of this medicine. Keep all appointments.

This medicine may make you dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive or do anything else that could be dangerous until you know how this medicine affects you.

This medicine may cause the following problems:Low blood sugar or low potassium levels in the bloodFluid retention or heart failure (when used with thiazolidinedione [TZD] medicine)

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have kidney disease, liver disease, or heart failure.

Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.

Never share insulin pens or needles with anyone. Sharing these can pass hepatitis viruses, HIV, or other illnesses from one person to another.

Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.

Never share insulin pens or needles with anyone. Sharing these can pass hepatitis viruses, HIV, or other illnesses from one person to another.

Do not drink alcohol while you are using this medicine.

Some medicines can change the amount of insulin you need to use and make it harder for you to control your diabetes. Tell your doctor about all other medicines that you are using.

  • Rapid weight gain, swelling in your hands, ankles, or feet, trouble breathing, tiredness
  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing
  • Shaking, trembling, sweating, fast or pounding heartbeat, lightheadedness, hunger, confusion
  • Dry mouth, increased thirst, muscle cramps, nausea, vomiting, uneven heartbeat
  • Headache
  • Redness, itching, swelling, or skin changes where the shot was given
  • Stomach pain, nausea
  • Cough, runny or stuff nose, sore throat, body aches
Frequently Asked Questions

The average retail cost of Levemir injectable solution 100 units/ ml without insurance is approximately $351 for a supply of 10 injections. The cost of Levemir may depend on your daily dosage, your insurance coverage and the pharmacy where you shop so get Levemir prescription discounts using the OptionRx free coupon card. It is cheap and easy to use.

The OptionRx Levemir coupon card is accepted at most U.S. pharmacies including Walmart, Target, CVS pharmacy, Rite Aid and Kroger for up to 80% discount on your Levemir prescription. To check if your pharmacy accepts OptionRx coupons, enter the zip code and see if it appears in the search results. You can also bring your OptionRx discount card to your local pharmacy and with your permission the pharmacist will process your prescription using the BIN and PCN number on your card.

Insulin Detemir is the generic name for Levemir. There is currently no therapeutically equivalent version of Levemir available in the U.S. but you can use our free Levemir discount card and reduce the retail cost by up to 80% off when you purchase Levemir at a participating local pharmacy.

There are several ways to save on Levemir. There is Levemir Savings Card offered by the manufacturer of Levemir. There is also Novo Nordisk Patient Assistance Program which assist patients with access to Levemir for free or at a discounted price. For more information contact Novo Nordisk. You can also use our OptionRx coupon card, it is free and easy to use. Customers find they save the most on medications when they use our coupons.