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
As the world’s #1-selling prefilled insulin pen,c FlexPen® offers:
- Accurate dosing. No need to draw from a vial; dial the exact amount of insulin you need
- No refrigeration. Once in use, Levemir® FlexPen® lasts up to 42 days without refrigerationd—50% longer than Lantus®, which lasts 28 dayse
- More insulin. One box of Levemir® FlexPen® contains 5 disposable pens for a total of 1500 units of Levemir® insulin. You’ll get 50% more insulin than you get from a vial (1000 units)
- Thinnest needle available. NovoFine® 32G Tip needles have SuperFlow Technology™, designed to improve insulin flow. The 32G Tip (6 mm) needle is the thinnest needle made by Novo Nordisk, a leader in diabetes care for over 90 years
- Insurance coverage. Levemir® FlexPen® is covered by most health insurance and Medicare plans nationwide
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)?
- Levemir® is a man-made insulin used to control high blood sugar in adults and children with diabetes mellitus.
- Levemir® is not meant for use to treat diabetic ketoacidosis.
Important Safety Information
Who should not take Levemir®?
Do not take Levemir® if:
- you have an allergy to Levemir® or any of the ingredients in Levemir®
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®?
- 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.
What should I avoid while taking Levemir®?
- Do not drive or operate heavy machinery, until you know how it affects you.
- Do not drink alcohol or use medicines that contain alcohol.
What are the possible side effects of Levemir®?
Serious side effects can lead to death, including:
Low blood sugar. Some signs and symptoms include:
- anxiety, irritability, mood changes, dizziness, sweating, confusion, and headache.
Your insulin dose may need to change because of:
- change in level of physical activity, weight gain or loss, increased stress, illness, or change in diet.
Other common side effects may include:
- reactions at the injection site, itching, rash, serious allergic reactions (whole body reactions), skin thickening or pits at the injection site (lipodystrophy), weight gain, swelling of your hands and feet and if taken with thiazolidinediones (TZDs) possible heart failure.
Get emergency medical help if you have:
- trouble breathing, shortness of breath, fast heartbeat, swelling of your face, tongue, or throat, sweating, extreme drowsiness, dizziness, or confusion.
Please click here for Levemir® Prescribing Information.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/safety/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Levemir® is a prescription medication.
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