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Levemir Flexpen100IU/ml

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Novo Nordisk
Generic: Insulin Detemir
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descriptionSafety Advices
AlcoholAlcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Levemir Flexpen.
PregnancyPregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Levemir Flexpen is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; howeve... View More
BreastfeedingBreastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Levemir Flexpen is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and i... View More
DrivingDriving
CAUTION
Your ability to drive may be affected if your blood sugar is too low or too high. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
KidneyKidney
CAUTION
Levemir Flexpen should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Levemir Flexpen may be needed. Please consult your docto... View More
LiverLiver
CAUTION
Levemir Flexpen should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Levemir Flexpen may be needed. Please consult your doctor... View More
descriptionMedical Overview

Introduction

Levemir Flexpen is a long-acting type of insulin used to treat types 1 and 2 diabetes mellitus in both adults and children. It provides a steady level o... View More

Uses of Levemir Flexpen

  • Diabetes mellitus (Type 1 & Type 2)

Side effects of Levemir Flexpen

Common
  • Hypoglycemia (low blood glucose level)
  • Injection site allergic reaction
  • Lipodystrophy (skin thickening or pits at the injection site)

How to use Levemir Flexpen

Your doctor or nurse will guide you how to use this medicine.

How Levemir Flexpen works

Levemir Flexpen is a long-acting insulin that provides consistent, all-day sugar control. It works like your body's natural insulin. Insulin facilitates... View More

What if you forget to take Levemir Flexpen?

If you miss a dose of Levemir Flexpen, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back t... View More

quick tipsQuick Tips
  • This medicine should be injected under the skin (subcutaneously) at the same time every day, as advised by your doctor.
  • Injection below the skin of the abdomen results in faster absorption than other injection sites.
  • Injection sites must be rotated to prevent hard lumps from developing at one site.
  • Do not use if the preparation is no longer clear and colorless or if it contains particles.
  • Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) is a common side effect. Learn how to identify and manage its symptoms (sweating, rapid heartbeat, weakness, blurry... View More
  • Opened vials/cartridges stay good at room temperature for up to 4 weeks, while unopened vials must be placed in the refrigerator (2°C–8°C).
descriptionBrief Description

Indication

Diabetes mellitus

Administration

Administer subcutaneously in the upper arm, thigh or abdominal wall. A subcutaneous injection into the abdominal wall results in a faster absorption tha... View More

Adult Dose

Subcutaneous Type I or II Diabetes Mellitus Once daily dosage: Administer SC with evening meal or at bedtime Twice daily dosage: Administer SC with m... View More

Child Dose

Subcutaneous Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus <2 years: Safety and efficacy not established >2 years: Approximately one-third of the total daily insulin re... View More

Renal Dose

Renal impairment: Dose adjustments may be needed.

Contraindication

Do not admin by IV, IM or via insulin infusion pump.

Mode of Action

Insulin detemir is a recombinant human insulin analogue which is long-acting. It is prepared using recombinant DNA technology and genetically modified c... View More

Precaution

Renal or hepatic impairment. Regular monitoring of blood glucose and HbA1c. Continuous rotation of the inj site within a given area to reduce inj site r... View More

Side Effect

Hypoglycaemia, lipodystrophy, pruritus, rash, wt gain, sodium retention and oedema. Inj site reactions e.g. pain, itching, hives, swelling and inflammat... View More

Interaction

Possible absence of hypoglycaemic warning symptoms with beta-blockers. Increased blood sugar with thiazide diuretics, corticosteriods, chlorpromazine, t... View More

descriptionDisclaimer

The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not... View More