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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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Storage and Travel

How to store unopened Levemir® (insulin detemir [rDNA origin] injection):

Unopened Levemir® FlexPen® and Levemir® (insulin detemir [rDNA origin] injection) vials should be kept in the refrigerator at a temperature range between 36° to 46°F (2° to 8°C).

  • Do not freeze Levemir® FlexPen® and Levemir® vials or use if frozen
  • Keep unopened Levemir® FlexPen® and Levemir® vials in the carton to protect from light

How to store Levemir® (insulin detemir [rDNA origin] injection) while in use:

Levemir® FlexPen®
Once in use, Levemir® FlexPen® should be kept at room temperature, below 86°F (30°C), for up to 42 days. That means you can use Levemir® FlexPen® for almost a month and a half without refrigeration.

  • Do not store a Levemir® FlexPen® that you are using in the refrigerator
  • Keep Levemir® FlexPen® away from direct heat or light
  • Be sure to throw away a used Levemir® FlexPen® after 42 days, even if there is insulin left in the syringe

Vials
Once in use, vials should be kept in the refrigerator or at room temperature below 86°F (30°C) for up to 42 days.

  • Keep vials away from direct heat or light
  • Throw away an opened vial after 42 days of use, even if there is insulin left in the vial
  • Unopened vials can be used until the expiration date on the Levemir® label, if the medicine has been stored in a refrigerator

Can go almost anywhere

Once in use, Levemir® FlexPen® and Levemir® vials may be used for up to 42 days without refrigeration, but must be kept at room temperature (below 86°F). That means you can store your Levemir® FlexPen® in your bedside table or wherever you keep your other diabetes supplies.

If you’re traveling, you can keep Levemir® FlexPen® in your pocket, purse, or bag—you won’t have to pack and bring along a cooler. Since it is about the size of a fountain pen, you can take Levemir® FlexPen® almost anywhere.

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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