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Levemir is a synthetic, long-acting insulin medication used to treat Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes. Because there is no other brand for this formulation of insulin, the retail price of Levemir can become quite expensive (about $300 per vial or about $360 per carton of injector pens). We offer patient assistance for Levemir prescriptions -- a free discount card or coupon. Simply click Claim Discount to print or download your free Levemir coupon and save as much as 75% on the cost of Levemir at your local pharmacy.

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About Levemir

What is Levemir?

Levemir (insulin detemir) is a recombinant insulin analogue used to treat both Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes alone or in combination with other short-acting or oral antidiabetic medications. It works by supplementing the insulin produced by the body and so prevents the liver from producing excess sugar. It also assists the process of transferring glucose from the blood stream to body tissues.

How do I take Levemir?

Dosing should be determined by your blood-glucose levels at the time of injection in accordance with your doctor's instruction. Injections by either syringe with vial or pen are given subcutaneously. Never use this medication with an insulin pump.

Often, Levemir is taken either 1 time daily with the evening meal, or 2 times daily at least 12 hours apart. Most often, Levemir can be injected into the upper arm, thigh, or stomach.

Only use your Levemir if the fluid is clear and colorless. If it's discolored or cloudy, discard and call your doctor for a new prescription.

What if I forget to take a dose of Levemir?

Never inject a double dose of this medication to make up for a missed dose. If only a short time has passed since you missed your dose, you may take your dose as soon as you remember. However, if it's been some time, then you need to refer to your doctor for instructions.

What happens if I overdose on Levemir?

Symptoms of overdose include loss of consciousness, seizure, and hypoglycemia. If you suspect overdose, seek immediate emergency medical assistance. Be sure your friends and family know how to help you in case of emergency.

Before taking Levemir, tell your doctor if:

• You are pregnant or breastfeeding or plan to become pregnant or to breastfeed. • You are taking other drugs or supplements that affect your blood-glucose levels, including asthma medication, diuretics, heart or heart rhythm medications, steroids, and thyroid disorder therapies. • You are already taking other diabetic medications. • You have had an allergic reaction to other synthetic insulins. • You have or have a history of kidney or liver disease or disorder.

What are the possible side effects of taking Levemir?

Some side effects require immediate medical attention. These include: allergic reaction (itchy rash all over the body, wheezing or trouble breathing, fast heart rate, feeling as though you'll pass out, unusual sweating), swelling in your hands or feet, swelling with redness or itchiness at the injection site, low potassium (confusion, extreme thirst, increased urination, feeling limp or muscle weakness, uneven heart rate, leg discomfort), or severe hypoglycemia.

Common side effects include: weight gain, back or stomach pain, cold and flu symptoms, mild headache, and thickening skin at injection site.

How do I store Levemir?

Vials and injection pens are not stored the same way. Always check the information packet that comes with your prescription to store your medication correctly. Unopened (unused) vials and pens can be stored either at room temperature or in the refrigerator, away from sources of heat and bright light.

Never freeze Levemir. If your medication is frozen, throw it away.

Opened (in use) vials can be stored at either room temperature or in the refrigerator and away from heat and light for up to 42 days.

Opened (in use) injection pens should be stored at room temperature and away from heat and light for up to 42 days. Do not refrigerate pens.


You should always check your blood-glucose levels before taking a dose. Taking Levemir on time as instructed and with changes in your eating or exercise habits can lead to hypoglycemia.

If you receive Levemir in vials, your prescription may not automatically come with needles. Talk to your pharmacist about getting what you need. You should also watch for signs of hyperglycemia. Talk to your doctor about how to address when your blood-glucose level is too high between Levemir doses.

This medication is used as a part of a treatment regimen that also includes changes in diet and exercise. Be sure to follow the plan you develop with your doctor, or this medication may be ineffective or cause overdose.

Do not inject Levemir with other insulin medications. Always administer these drugs separately. Do not drink alcohol while taking Levemir, as it can cause or exacerbate hypoglycemia. This drug page is not intended to be used as a guide to prescribing Levemir. For appropriate Levemir patient assistance, please refer to your doctor or pharmacist.

Brand Names

Levemir is currently the only brand name available for insulin detemir, and the generic is not currently available on the market. This means that Levemir cost at your local pharmacy can become expensive over time. Take advantage of our free Levemir coupon and take as much as 95% off of the retail price of Levemir prescriptions.


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