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Composition FOR LEVEMIR

Insulin detemir(100 iu)

food interaction for LEVEMIR

alcohol interaction for LEVEMIR

pregnancy interaction for LEVEMIR

lactation interaction for LEVEMIR

medicine interaction for LEVEMIR

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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Levemir flexpen at a fixed time.
Taking Insulin detemir with alcohol may affect blood glucose levels in patients with diabetes.
UNSAFE
Levemir flexpen may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Levemir flexpen is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE
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  • SALT INFORMATION FOR LEVEMIR

    Insulin detemir(100 iu)

    Uses

    Levemir flexpen is used in the treatment of Type 1 diabetes and Type 2 diabetes

    How it works

    Levemir flexpen is a long-acting insulin, keeps working for 24 hours after injection. It works similar to insulin produced by the body. Insulin facilitates reuptake of glucose in muscle and fat cell and also block the release of glucose from the liver.

    Common side effects

    Hypoglycemia (Low blood sugar level), Injection site allergic reaction

    COMMON DOSAGE FOR LEVEMIR FLEXPEN

    Patients taking LEVEMIR FLEXPEN

    • 81%
      Once A Day
    • 10%
      Twice A Day
    • 8%
      Thrice A week

    SUBSTITUTES FOR LEVEMIR

    No substitutes found

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    Expert advice FOR LEVEMIR

    • Tell your doctor if you have a history of heart problems (e.g, heart failure), kidney or liver problems, nerve problems adrenal, pituitary, or thyroid problems; or diabetic ketoacidosis (a life-threatening condition that develops when cells in the body are unable to get the sugar  they need for energy because there is not enough insulin).
    • Ensure that you do not take too much insulin, skip a meal, or exercise too much as this may lead to hypoglycemia (low blood sugar levels with symptoms such as shakiness, nervousness or anxiety, sweating, chills and clamminess, irritability, confusion, nausea etc).
    • Exercise caution to prevent from developing a fever or infection, do not eat more than prescribed, or miss your dose of insulin as this may cause hyperglycemia (high blood sugar levels with symptoms such as confusion, drowsiness, or feeling thirsty, flushing etc).
    • You will be regularly monitored for blood glucose levels or hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) while taking insulin detemir.
    • Tell your doctor or dentist that you take insulin detemir cartridges before you receive any medical or dental care, emergency care or surgery.
    • Inform your doctor if you use 3 or more insulin injections per day.
    • Do not drive or use any machinery after taking insulin detemir as it may cause dizziness, light-headedness, or blurred vision.
    • Do not consume alcohol when on treatment with insulin detemir, as it may worsen its side effects.
    • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
    • Do not take if allergic to insulin detemir or any of its ingredients.
    • Do not take if suffering from episodes of low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia).

    WHAT OUR USERS ARE SAYING ABOUT LEVEMIR FLEXPEN

    How effective is this medicine?

    Effective
    83%
    Can't say
    8%
    Moderately effective
    8%

    Do you find this medicine expensive?

    Yes
    92%
    No
    8%

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    Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)