LEVEMIR 100IU/ML FLEXPEN

SKU: AH_CH_DB_6114 Category:

Generic : Insulin Detemir (100IU)

Treatment : Types 1 And 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Pack size  : 3.0 Ml  Flexpen

Manufacturer : Novo Nordisk India Pvt Ltd

Made In : INDIA

UNIT PRICE

$27.93

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PRODUCT INTRODUCTION

Levemir 100IU/ml Flexpen is a long-acting type of insulin used to treat types 1 and 2 diabetes mellitus in both adults and children. It provides a steady level of insulin in the body for an entire day and helps control blood sugar levels. This helps to prevent complications of diabetes.

Levemir 100IU/ml Flexpen can be prescribed by itself or along with a fast-acting type of insulin or other diabetes medicines. Your doctor or nurse will teach you the correct way of injecting it under the skin. You should use this medicine regularly as per the dose advised to get the most benefit. If you stop taking it your blood sugar levels may rise very high and put you at risk of serious complications. It is only a part of the treatment program that should also include a healthy diet, regular exercise, and weight reduction as advised by your doctor.

Do not use this medicine when you have low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia). Tell your doctor if you have ever had kidney, liver or heart problems before starting treatment. It is generally regarded as safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women, if it has been prescribed by a doctor.

 

BENEFITS OF LEVEMIR SOLUTION FOR INJECTION

In Treatment of Diabetes

Levemir 100IU/ml Flexpen is a long-acting type of insulin that provides steady, all-day sugar control. It replaces the insulin that is normally produced in the body. This helps the glucose get into your cells so your body can use it for energy. Lowering of blood sugar level helps reduce the risk of getting any of the serious complications of diabetes such as kidney damage, eye damage, nerve problems, and loss of limbs.

You will need to learn exactly how, where, and when to inject this insulin for it to be most effective. Taking this medicine regularly along with proper diet and exercise will help you live a normal, healthy life.

 

HOW TO USE LEVEMIR SOLUTION FOR INJECTION

Your doctor or nurse will guide you how to use this medicine.

 

HOW LEVEMIR SOLUTION FOR INJECTION WORKS

Levemir 100IU/ml Flexpen is a long-acting insulin that provides consistent, all-day sugar control. It works like your body’s natural insulin. Insulin facilitates reuptake of sugar in muscle and fat cells and also suppresses the production of sugar in the liver.

 

SAFETY ADVICE

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Alcohol

UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Levemir 100IU/ml Flexpen.
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Pregnancy

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Levemir 100IU/ml Flexpen is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
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Breast feeding

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Levemir 100IU/ml Flexpen is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
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Driving

CAUTION
Your ability to drive may be affected if your blood sugar is too low or too high. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
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Kidney

CAUTION
Levemir 100IU/ml Flexpen should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Levemir 100IU/ml Flexpen may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of blood glucose levels is recommended for dose adjustment.
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Liver

CAUTION
Levemir 100IU/ml Flexpen should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Levemir 100IU/ml Flexpen may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of glucose levels is recommended for dose adjustment.

 

INTERACTION WITH DRUGS

  • ASPIRIN
  • BUDESONIDE+FORMOTEROL
  • METOPROLOL
  • FUROSEMIDE

 

 

WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE LEVEMIR SOLUTION FOR INJECTION?

If you miss a dose of Levemir 100IU/ml Flexpen, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

SIDE EFFECTS

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Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Levemir

  • Hypoglycemia (low blood glucose level)
  • Injection site allergic reaction

FAQ's

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Q. What kind of insulin is Levemir 100IU/ml Flexpen?

Levemir 100IU/ml Flexpen is a long-acting, man-made version of human insulin. It has a long and steady blood-sugar-lowering action. This helps to control blood sugar levels for an entire day. It is used to treat type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus in adults, adolescents, and children aged 1 year and above.

Q. How is Levemir 100IU/ml Flexpen administered?

Levemir 100IU/ml Flexpen is injected just below the skin (subcutaneously). Your doctor will train you on the correct method and the areas (abdomen or stomach, thighs, arms, hips or buttocks) where you should inject it. It is advised that the site of injection should be changed within the chosen area of skin, for every dose. For example, if you have been advised to inject it into the skin of your stomach, avoid puncturing the same point on your stomach every day. Rather, inject the needle at a site that is slightly away, say around 1cm, from the previous injection. You can also consider switching sides while injecting, like choosing the right side on one day and the left side on the next day. This way, you can reduce the complications associated with repeated injections in the same site such as thickening of the fat tissue below the skin known as lipodystrophy, irritation, pain etc. After one to two weeks, you should move to another area of your body (eg. from the stomach to the arms or thighs) as advised by your doctor. Consult your doctor if you face any problems while injecting Levemir 100IU/ml Flexpen.

Q. Can I take Levemir 100IU/ml Flexpen twice a day?

Use Levemir 100IU/ml Flexpen in the dose and duration prescribed by the doctor. Levemir 100IU/ml Flexpen is a long-acting type of insulin and may be taken once or twice a day. Your dose will depend on your blood sugar levels and blood sugar control after taking Levemir 100IU/ml Flexpen. Your doctor will inform you in case two doses are required in a day. Follow your doctor’s instructions while taking Levemir 100IU/ml Flexpen. It can be taken at any time of the day, but try to take it at the same time each day.

Q. What will happen if I accidentally inject more than the recommended dose of Levemir 100IU/ml Flexpen?

If you have accidentally taken more than the prescribed dose of Levemir 100IU/ml Flexpen, your blood sugar levels may become too low (hypoglycemia). This hypoglycemia may be mild or severe. Monitor your blood sugar levels more frequently for the next 24 hours. Mild episodes of hypoglycemia (with symptoms like anxiety, sweating, weakness, tremors, fast heartbeat) can usually be corrected with the help of sugary foods such as sugar candy, fruit juice and glucose/glucon-D. However, it is important to consult your doctor to decide the further course of treatment. More severe episodes of hypoglycemia may even lead to a seizure (fit) or unconsciousness. This can be life-threatening and the patient should be rushed to an emergency.

Q. How should Levemir 100IU/ml Flexpen be stored?

Keep this medication out of the reach of children in the container it came in. Store unopened Levemir 100IU/ml Flexpen vials and pens in the refrigerator, but do not freeze them. Moreover, never use Levemir 100IU/ml Flexpen that has been frozen or defrosted. When unopened, Levemir 100IU/ml Flexpen can be stored in a refrigerator until the date shown on the company’s label. If a refrigerator is unavailable, store the vials at room temperature and away from direct sunlight and extreme heat.

Q. In what circumstances will the dose of Levemir 100IU/ml Flexpen need to be changed?

You should consult your doctor for dose adjustment if you change your diet or experience weight gain or loss, increased stress or illness. Your dose may also change if you have recently changed your exercise regime. Let your doctor know about all the other medicines, particularly any other diabetes medicines you are taking because they may affect, or be affected by, this medicine. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should consult their doctor before taking Levemir 100IU/ml Flexpen as they may need to change their dose.

Q. Is Levemir 100IU/ml Flexpen a basal insulin? How does it work?

Yes, Levemir 100IU/ml Flexpen is a type of basal insulin or background insulin. These are long-acting insulins that keep working in the background over a 24 hour period (or more), to keep your blood sugar levels under control throughout your daily routine.

Q. Is Levemir 100IU/ml Flexpen safe in pregnancy?

Yes, Levemir 100IU/ml Flexpen is considered safe to be used during pregnancy, if it has been prescribed by a doctor. However, you might need dose adjustments during pregnancy and after delivery. Monitor your blood sugar levels regularly as advised by your doctor. Please consult your doctor before using Levemir 100IU/ml Flexpen if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Q. What is the significance of an HbA1c test?

Your doctor may ask you to get your HbA1c tested every 3 months. This test indicates your blood sugar control for the past 2-3 months. On the basis of this test, your doctor will decide if your dosage of Levemir 100IU/ml Flexpen needs to be changed or if you need any additional diabetes medicines.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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Pack size  – 3 ml

pack form  -injection

MORE INFORMATION

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 Information Leaflet

Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.

Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.

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