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Who should not take Levemir®?

Do not take Levemir® if:

How should I take Levemir®?

  • Read the Instructions for Use and take exactly as directed.
  • Know the type and strength of your insulin. Do not change your insulin type unless your health care provider tells you to.
  • Check your blood sugar levels. Ask your health care provider what your blood sugar levels should be and when you should check them.
  • Do not share needles, insulin pens, or syringes. You may give or get an infection from another person.
  • Never inject Levemir® into a vein or muscle.
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FlexPen® prefilled, dial-a-dose insulin pen

Levemir® can be taken with Levemir® FlexPen®, a discreet, prefilled, dial-a-dose insulin pen. FlexPen® is ready to use in just a few stepsa and works with NovoFine® 32G Tip, our thinnest needle available.b

FlexPen<sup>®</sup> prefilled insulin pen

As the world’s #1-selling prefilled insulin pen,c FlexPen® offers:

If you prefer the traditional way of taking insulin with a vial and syringe, Levemir® is also available in 10-mL vials from your pharmacy.

aPlease see patient information for complete Instructions for Use.
bNeedles are sold separately and may require a prescription in some states. Needles and FlexPen® must not be shared.
cIMS Health Inc. MIDAS (12 month ending December 2013).
dOnce in use, Levemir® FlexPen® must be kept at room temperature below 86ºF for up to 42 days.
eThe opened (in-use) Lantus® SoloSTAR® device must be discarded 28 days after being opened.

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What is Levemir® (insulin detemir [rDNA origin] injection)?

Important Safety Information

Who should not take Levemir®?

Do not take Levemir® if:

Before taking Levemir®, tell your health care provider about all your medical conditions including, if you are:

Talk to your health care provider about how to manage low blood sugar.

How should I take Levemir®?

What should I avoid while taking Levemir®?

What are the possible side effects of Levemir®?

Serious side effects can lead to death, including:

Low blood sugar. Some signs and symptoms include:

Your insulin dose may need to change because of:

Other common side effects may include:

Get emergency medical help if you have:

Please click here for Levemir® Prescribing Information.

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Levemir® is a prescription medication.

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