Levemir® FlexTouch® is ready to use in just a few steps

Levemir® FlexTouch®, a prefilled insulin pen with no push-button extension, requires low force to inject at all doses and is ready to use in just a few steps.a In fact, Levemir® FlexTouch® has up to 77% less injection force than Lantus® SoloSTAR®.


From the makers of the world’s #1-selling prefilled insulin pen,b Levemir® FlexTouch® is:

  • Accurate—Accurate dosing from 1 to 80 units
  • Prefilled—Each pen is prefilled with 300 units of Levemir®
  • Discreet—Fits in your pocket, purse, or nightstand
  • On the go—Take it with you almost anywherec

aPlease see the Patient Information for complete Instructions For Use.
bIMS Health Inc. MIDAS (12 months ending December 2013).
cOnce in use, Levemir® FlexTouch® must be kept at room temperature below 86°F for up to 42 days.
 

Injecting with Levemir® FlexTouch®

You may have concerns about using an injectable medicine for type 2 diabetes. But it’s important to realize the positive effect it may have on the management of your diabetes. And once you gain a little practice in giving injections on your own, Levemir® injections will become part of your daily routine.

If you were given instructions from your health care provider on how to use Levemir® FlexTouch® and you have read the Instructions for Use in the Patient Information, you may be ready for your first injection.

Your health care provider will tell you what dose of Levemir® is right for you and how many times to take it each day. Your dose may be adjusted based on your blood sugar. Please consult your health care provider prior to adjusting your dose.
 

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How to use Levemir® FlexTouch®

Prepare your Pen

Note: this is a Quick Guide. Please see Instructions for Use for full information.

Levemir® FlexTouch® Pen label and colorless medication

Check your insulin type
Read the label to check you have the right insulin. Make sure the insulin is clear and colorless.

Attaching a new needle to the Levemir® FlexTouch® Pen

Attach a new needle
Pull off the paper tab. Push and twist the needle on until it is tight. Pull off both needle caps.

Priming your Levemir® FlexTouch® Pen

Prime your Pen
Turn the dose selector to select 2 units. Press and hold the dose button. Make sure a drop appears.

Give your injection

Selecting dose on the Levemir® FlexTouch® Pen

Select your dose
Turn the dose selector to select the number of units you need to inject.

Give Levemir® injection and count slowly

Give your injection
Insert the needle. Press and hold the dose button. After the dose counter reaches 0, slowly count to 6.d

Removing needle on Levemir® FlexTouch® pen after use

Remove the needle
Carefully remove the needle and place it in a sharps container. Replace the Pen cap.

dPlease note that if the needle is removed before the 6-second count is completed after the dose counter returns to “0,” then underdosing may occur by as much as 20%, resulting in the need for increasing the frequency of checking blood sugar and possible additional insulin administration.
 

Rotating your injection site

Levemir® can be injected in the thigh, abdomen, or upper arm. It’s important to change the injection site within your injection area each time you inject and not inject into the exact same spot each time.

Rotating where you inject allows your body to absorb the insulin and can help to prevent skin changes such as thickening or pitting, known as lipodystrophy.

Your health care provider can show you how to inject Levemir® before you start taking it.

Injection sites for Levemir®

Needles for your insulin pen

Levemir® FlexTouch® can be used with NovoFine® or NovoTwist® disposable needles. In a study, the majority of people using a NovoFine® 32G Tip needle said they experienced little or no pain.

NovoTwist®, NovoFine® Plus, and NovoFine® 32G Tip needles:

  • Have SuperFlow Technology™—designed to improve insulin flow
  • Are our thinnest needles available—designed for less pain

NovoTwist® needles also feature “just twist” needle attachment and detachment.

Or, if you prefer the traditional way of taking insulin with a vial and syringe, Levemir® is also available in 10-mL vials from your pharmacy.
 

Lasts up to 42 days without refrigeration

Once in use, Levemir® FlexTouch® lasts up to 42 days without refrigeratione—50% longer than Lantus®, which lasts 28 daysf

Learn how to store Levemir® FlexTouch®

 

eOnce in use, Levemir® FlexTouch® must be kept at room temperature below 86°F for up to 42 days.
fThe opened (in-use) Lantus® SoloSTAR® device must be discarded 28 days after being opened.

 

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