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General Information on Your Levemir Dosage

Considerations for people taking Levemir include the following:
 
  • The medication comes in injectable form. It is injected just under the skin (subcutaneously) once or twice a day.
     
  • Levemir comes in vials or in a pen device (the FlexPen® and FlexTouch® pen). To use the pens, you will need specific needles known as "pen needles." Each time you inject Levemir, you need to use a new needle. To use Levemir from the vial, you will need insulin syringes with needles.
     
  • Your healthcare provider should show you exactly how to inject the drug. It can be injected into the skin and fat layer of the abdomen (stomach), upper arm, or thigh. Choose one of these three areas, and rotate injection sites within your chosen area (but do not rotate between different areas, as Levemir may be absorbed differently from various areas).
     
  • Because Levemir is a solution, not a suspension, you don't need to shake or swirl it.
     
  • Never mix Levemir with any other insulin in the same syringe.
     
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Levemir will not work if you stop taking it. Make sure to monitor your blood sugar levels as your healthcare provider recommends.
     
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your Levemir dosage, please talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
     
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