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Selected 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®.

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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aIMS Health Inc. MIDAS (12 months 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.

Levemir® FlexTouch® is covered on most health insurance plans

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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:

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Levemir® is a prescription medication.

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