Levemir FlexPen 100U/3ml 5 pre-filled pen. Insulin detemir
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Generic name: Insulin detemir [rDNA origin]
Brand names: Levemir
This solution for injection.(Insulin detemir rDNA) Dosage form: Each ml of solution for injection contains: Insulin detemir rDNA * 100 U (14.2 mg) Vehicle c.b.p. 1 ml. * Produced by recombinant DNA technology in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. One unit of insulin detemir contains 0.142 mg of insulin detemir anhydrous salt free.
One unit (U) of insulin detemir corresponds to a UI human insulin. 1 cartridge / prefilled pen contains 3 ml equivalent to 300 U. INDICATIONS: Treatment of diabetes mellitus: LEVEMIR ® is a soluble basal insulin analogue with a flat action profile and predictable, prolonged duration of effect. Compared with other insulins, intensive therapy with Levemir ® is associated with less weight gain. The lower risk of nocturnal hypoglycaemia compared with other insulins allows more intensive dosage to achieve the desired levels of blood glucose Levemir ® provides better glycemic control, measured by the levels of fasting plasma glucose, compared with treatment with NPH insulin.
Why is Levemir prescribed?
Levemir is used to treat children and adults with type 1 diabetes and adults with type 2 diabetes for the control of high blood sugar. It is taken once or twice a day.
Most important fact about Levemir
Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) is the most common side effect of Levemir. Blood sugar levels must be always be monitored if you have diabetes. Also, do not use Levemir with an insulin infusion pump.
How should you take Levemir?
Levemir should be injected just under the skin of your upper leg, stomach, or upper arm. Injection sites should be rotated.
- Storage instructions...Store in a refrigerator; do not freeze Levemir.
What side effects may occur?
Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, inform your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Levemir.
- Side effects may include:Allergic reactions/injection site reactions, low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), rash, weight gain
Why should Levemir not be prescribed?
Do not take Levemir if you are allergic to any of its ingredients.
Special warnings about Levemir
Do not inject Levemir in the same place twice; rotate injection sites. Do not mix this insulin with any other insulin, and should only be used if the solution is clear and colorless.
Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking to avoid a possible interaction with Levemir. Also talk with your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have kidney or liver problems.
Possible food and drug interactions when taking Levemir
If Levemir is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be
increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your
doctor before combining Levemir with the following:
ACE inhibitorsAntidiabetic drugs (oral)Beta