Levemir FlexTouch (Insulin Detemir)
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Levemir Flextouch Drug Info (Pack with 5 Pens x 3 mL each)
It is a pre-filled insulin pen filled with Insulin Detemir, which is a long-acting human insulin formula. Insulin formulas are man-made versions of naturally occurring insulin that have been slightly modified to change some of its characteristics. Insulin Detemir is nearly identical to naturally occurring insulin, with a small modification that allows it to be quickly absorbed in your body then slowly released for a long duration of action. It is a basal, or background insulin that provides blood sugar control evenly for the entire day. Levemir has been associated with having a lower risk of causing weight gain than other insulin formulas.
The Levemir FlexTouch Pen is a convenient option to help administer your insulin. It comes pre-filled with Insulin Detemir and a modifiable dose setting dial for accurate dosing from 1 to 80 units with a large and clear dose display. It also has a low force push button and a lower injection force than other insulin pens. Once opened Levemir can last up to 42 days without refrigeration once in use. The Levemir FlexTouch Pen is available in the 100 unit/mL 5×3 mL pen.
- HOW IT WORKS?
Levemir, or Insulin Detemir works just like naturally occurring insulin does, only for a longer period. It is a long-acting human insulin formula used for maintaining your basal level of insulin. It is taken as an injection and lasts up to a day (24 hours) with a flat and predictable mode of action.
Always follow the health advice of your doctor or other healthcare professional. Your dose of Levemir must be personalized based on your own body’s blood sugar response.
If you have type 1 diabetes the recommended starting dose of should be about 1/3 of your total daily insulin requirements. A short-acting or rapid-acting, mealtime insulin should be added to meet the rest of your daily insulin needs.
If you have type 2 diabetes which hasn’t been controlled by oral diabetes drugs, your recommended starting dose is 10 Units taken one time a day in the evening or split up into two times a day.
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