Using the Levemir® FlexPen®
Levemir® (insulin detemir [rDNA origin] injection)
is taken with the Levemir® FlexPen®, the world’s #1-selling
prefilled insulin pen.* It comes prefilled with Levemir® insulin and is ready to
use in just a few steps.
Needles are sold separately and may require a prescription in some states.
Choosing the right dose of Levemir® (insulin detemir [rDNA origin] injection) for
Your doctor will tell you what dose of Levemir® is right for you and how many times
to take it each day. Your dose may be adjusted based on your blood sugar levels.
When it’s time to take your insulin using the Levemir® FlexPen®, you simply dial
the exact dose of insulin you need (the pointer should line up with your dose). Then, inject by pressing a button.
Rotating your injection site
Levemir® insulin therapy can be injected in the thigh, abdomen, or upper arm. It’s
important to change your injection site within the chosen area each time you inject.
You should not inject into the exact same spot for each injection. Rotating your
injection site helps your body absorb insulin and helps to prevent skin changes
such as thickening or pitting, known as lipodystrophy.
Your healthcare provider should show you how to inject Levemir® before you start
FlexPen®: Insulin delivery that goes with you
Once in use, the Levemir® FlexPen® shouldn’t be refrigerated, and it can be used
for up to 42 days (when kept at room temperature, below 86ºF). That means you can
store your Levemir® FlexPen® with the rest of your diabetes supplies, like in your
bedside table or wherever is best for you. When you’re on the go, you can take
your Levemir® FlexPen® with you, without having to pack and bring along a cooler.
The Levemir® FlexPen® is disposable—no refilling of the pen is necessary. When you run out
of insulin, simply dispose of the FlexPen® in a sharps container and start a new
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