Levemir® FlexTouch®, the latest in insulin delivery technology
From the makers of FlexPen®, the world’s #1-selling prefilled insulin pena, Levemir® FlexTouch® is the only prefilled insulin pen with no push-button extension. Levemir® FlexTouch® is prefilled with Levemir® long-acting insulin and is included in all Levemir® savings plans.
Experience Levemir® FlexTouch®
- Low injection force push button. A built-in spring mechanism means the push button does not extend and requires low force to inject all doses. When your dose is delivered, you should hear an audible clickb
- Accurate dosing. Turn the dose selector to select the number of units you need to inject, from 1 to 80 units. A large and clear dose display shows the units you have selected
- 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
- More insulin than a vial. One box of Levemir® FlexTouch® contains 5 disposable pens, each prefilled with 300 units of Levemir® for a total of 1500 units of Levemir® insulin. You’ll get 50% more insulin than you get from a vial (1000 units)
- Insurance coverage. Levemir® FlexTouch® is covered by most health insurance and Medicare plans nationwide
Lasts up to 42 days without refrigeration
Once in use, Levemir® FlexTouch® lasts up to 42 days without refrigerationd—50% longer than Lantus®, which lasts 28 dayse
aIMS Health Inc. MIDAS (12 month ending December 2013).
bAfter dose counter has returned to 0, keep needle in skin for 6 seconds before the needle is removed. If you do not, you may not have received your full dose and you should check your blood sugar levels more often because you may need more insulin. You may or may not hear an audible click at end of dose.
cNeedles are sold separately and may require a prescription in some states. Needles and Levemir® FlexTouch® must not be shared.
dOnce in use, Levemir® FlexTouch® must be kept at room temperature below 86°F 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.
If you need assistance with prescription drug costs, help may be available. Visit pparx.org or call 1-888-4PPA-NOW.