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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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Today more people with type 2 diabetes are learning about blood sugar control that lasts for up to 24 hours

Levemir® can be taken once or twice daily

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aOnce in use, Levemir® FlexPen® must be kept at room temperature below 86ºF for up to 42 days.
bThe weight benefits of Levemir® when used alone or with other medicines have not been established. The actual weight effects of Levemir® and these other medicines are not known.

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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.

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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