Levemir

Levemir FlexTouch

Levemir FlexTouch

100u/mL – 5 pens
Levemir PenFill Cartridge

Levemir PenFill Cartridge

100u/mL – 5 cartridges

Frequently Asked Questions

What forms does Levemir come in?

Levemir is available as an injectable solution in vials and prefilled pens.

How often should Levemir be injected?

The dosing and injection frequency of Levemir can vary depending on an individual’s specific needs and their healthcare provider’s instructions. It’s usually injected once or twice a day, but the exact dosage and timing should be determined by a doctor.

Where can Levemir be injected?

Levemir is typically injected under the skin (subcutaneously) in the abdomen, thigh, or upper arm. Rotating injection sites helps prevent lumps or changes in the fatty tissue.

What are the potential side effects of Levemir?

Common side effects may include hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), injection site reactions, such as redness or itching, weight gain, and allergic reactions. Contact a healthcare provider if any severe side effects occur.

How should Levemir be stored?

Levemir should be stored in the refrigerator but can be kept at room temperature when in use. It should be kept away from direct heat and light. Be sure to check the expiration date and do not use if expired.

Is Levemir the same as other insulins?

Levemir is a long-acting insulin analog, and while it shares similarities with other insulins, each type works differently. Always follow your healthcare provider’s recommendations for insulin use.

What should I do if I miss a dose of Levemir?

If you forget to take a dose of Levemir, take it as soon as you remember. Consult your healthcare provider for guidance if you’re not sure about what to do.

Can Levemir be used during pregnancy or while breastfeeding?

It’s crucial to discuss the use of Levemir during pregnancy or breastfeeding with a healthcare provider. They can provide guidance on its safety and usage during these periods.

Always consult a healthcare professional or doctor for specific guidance and advice regarding Levemir or any medical concerns. This information serves as a general guide and should not replace professional medical advice.