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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Including Levemir® in your diabetes treatment plan

Your health care provider may have noticed that your diabetes is changing and that you need some extra help to control your blood sugar. As a result, you may have recently been prescribed Levemir®. With Levemir® you can get up to 24 hours of blood sugar control, and with Levemir® FlexTouch® your insulin goes with you almost anywhere.a

aOnce in use, Levemir® FlexTouch® must be kept at room temperature below 86°F for up to 42 days.

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Getting started on Levemir®

Levemir® can fit into your treatment plan as you work toward your blood sugar and A1C goals.

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Levemir® FlexTouch®

Levemir® FlexTouch® is the only prefilled insulin pen with no push-button extension, requiring low force to inject at all doses.

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Storage & travel

FlexTouch® lasts up to 42 days without refrigeration once in usea—50% longer than Lantus®, which lasts 28 days.b

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Activate your savings card

If eligible, start saving on your prescription immediately by activating your Instant Savings Card.c

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Questions about your prescription?

Understand the possible side effects of Levemir® and use our Doctor Discussion Guide to talk with your doctor about your concerns.

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bThe opened (in-use) Lantus® SoloSTAR® device must be discarded 28 days after being opened.

cRestrictions apply.

Tools and resources from Cornerstones4Care® help you stay on track with your insulin therapy

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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.

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