For Health Care Professionals

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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Instant savings on Levemir® and resources to keep you informed

When it comes to managing your diabetes, it can help to have a few extra resources. On the following pages you’ll learn ways to take control of your health care costs and find tools and information to help you stay on track with your diabetes care plan.

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Ways to save

Savings are available on the cost of Levemir®—see if you qualify.

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Sign up for a savings card

If eligible, you can save on your Levemir® prescriptions with the Novo Nordisk Instant Savings Card.a

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Co-pay calculator

Immediately calculate how much of the cost of your Levemir® prescription will be covered by insurance.

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Doctor Discussion Guides

Download one of our guides to address the questions you have about Levemir® at your next appointment.

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Blood Sugar Diary

Share your daily progress with your doctor in our downloadable Blood Sugar Diary.

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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.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Levemir® is a prescription medication.

Partnership for Prescription Assistance

If you need assistance with prescription drug costs, help may be available. Visit or call 1-888-4PPA-NOW.