Levemir Insulin Information
A prescription drug approved to treat diabetes, Levemir® (insulin detemir) is a long-acting form of insulin. It works by providing a steady level of insulin throughout the day to help control blood sugar levels. The medication is designed to be taken once or twice a day; it is injected in the skin and fat area of the stomach, upper arm, or thigh. Though generally well tolerated, side effects are possible and may include low blood sugar levels and skin reactions at the injection site.
Although most people tolerate it well, Levemir is not right for everyone. Safety information on this insulin product should be reviewed with your healthcare provider before beginning treatment. This includes knowing what products could interact with Levemir and being aware of possible side effects.
(For more detailed dosing guidelines, click Levemir. This overview article also provides information on how this insulin medication performed in clinical trials, available strengths, and factors that will affect your dose.)