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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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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.

FlexPen<sup>®</sup> labeled with features

Needles are sold separately and may require a prescription in some states.

Choosing the right dose of Levemir® (insulin detemir [rDNA origin] injection) for you

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

Injection site illustration

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 taking it.

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 one.

FlexPen<sup>®</sup> device

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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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