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Levemir® FlexPen®

> Can be used by children as young as 2 years old with type 1 diabetes
> Is Pregnancy Category B
> Can be used in combination with a GLP-1 therapy and diabetes pill

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Levemir® FlexPen®


Helping you control blood sugar day and night

Levemir® (insulin detemir [rDNA origin] injection) is a long-acting insulin taken once or twice a day to help control your blood sugar between meals and while you’re sleeping. Levemir® can be used alone or in combination with diabetes pills or fast-acting insulin therapy. It can also be used in combination with a diabetes pill and GLP-1 therapy in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Levemir® insulin therapy can be taken with the Levemir® FlexPen®, a discreet, prefilled, dial-a-dose pen. It is about the size of a fountain pen, fitting neatly in your pocket or purse. Once in use, the Levemir® FlexPen® can be used for up to 42 days without refrigeration (below 86ºF), so you can store your Levemir® FlexPen® in your bedside table.

Levemir® FlexPen®: proven to reduce A1C

Levemir® FlexPen® has been proven to help reduce A1C levels and reduce the amount of sugar in your blood. People taking Levemir® who were previously taking another long-acting insulin had a low rate of low blood sugar, also known as hypoglycemia.

Selected Important Safety Information

What are the possible side effects of Levemir®?

• Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), including when too much is taken. Some symptoms include sweating, shakiness, confusion, and headache. Severe low blood sugar can cause unconsciousness, seizures, and death.

• Other side effects include injection site reactions (like redness, swelling, and itching), skin thickening or pits at the injection site, if taken with thiazolidinediones (TZDs) possible heart failure, and weight gain.

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