Where can I inject Levemir?

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asked Apr 2, 2022 in Other- Health by LWardrup (760 points)
Where can I inject Levemir?

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answered Apr 2, 2022 by AngieSmit (27,190 points)
The places you can inject the Levemir include your stomach area, the thigh, or the back of the upper arm.

You should never inject Levemir into a vein or muscle because very low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) may occur.

Do not rub the area after the injection.

If you take too much Levemir or too much Insulin your blood sugar can fall too low which leads to hypoglycemia.

The maximum dose that can be given by the Levemir FlexTouch pen is 80 units per injection.

If you need to take more than 80 units in one dose, you can give yourself two injections, one right after the other.

You can eat after taking Levemir.

Levemir can be taken either once or twice a day.

If you have type 1 diabetes, you'll take it along with a mealtime insulin.

If you have type 2 diabetes, you may or may not take Levemir along with a mealtime insulin.

If your doctor prescribes Levemir to be taken once a day, take it with dinner or at bedtime.

The cost of Levemir at Walmart is $339.73 for the retail price and for the Single care price it's $268.12

There is currently no generic alternative for Levemir.

However Levemir is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but manufacturer and pharmacy coupons can help offset the cost.

The lowest GoodRx price for the most common version of Levemir is around $455.98, 20% off the average retail price of $573.81.

The difference between Humalog and Levemir is that Levemir is a long-acting human insulin analog used to treat diabetes in adults and children while Humalog is a fast-acting insulin used to treat type 1 (insulin-dependent) diabetes in adults.

The difference between Levemir and Lantus is in how they work in the body.

Levemir generally reaches a peak concentration in your blood six to eight hours after you take it.

The concentration of Levemir in your blood can remain close to peak levels for up to 24 hours.

On the other hand, Lantus has no clear peak.

It absorbs into your body more slowly and steadily than Levemir.

Levemir can be used as a replacement for Lantus but only under a doctors advise.

Levemir Insulin lasts for 42 days once opened, Lantus for 28 days.

They should not be used together but are usually included in a regimen with short or rapid-acting insulins.

Semglee can also be used as a replacement for Lantus.

Levemir is a long-acting human insulin analog and is a rapid-acting form of insulin.

You should not take Levemir in the morning and instead should take Levemir in the evening after a meal or before bedtime.

Your doctor will show you where on your body to inject Levemir.

Use a different place each time you give an injection.

Do not inject into the same place two times in a row.

Do not inject this medicine into skin that is damaged, tender, bruised, pitted, thickened, scaly, or has a scar or hard lump.

Levemir can interact with certain diabetes drugs.

Taking Levemir with a thiazolidinedione (a class of diabetes drugs) may cause fluid retention and heart failure.

If you already have heart failure, taking the two drugs together can make your condition worse.

The side effects of taking Levemir include.

Injection site reactions (e.g., pain, redness, irritation).
Swelling of the hands/feet.
Thickening of the skin where you inject Levemir.
Weight gain.
Headache.
Back pain.
Stomach pain.
Flu symptoms.

The cost of Levemir is $573.81 for one Levemir Insulin Pen and with the discount such as with GoodRX the cost of Levemir Insulin is $455.98

Levemir Insulin is a long acting insulin that lasts for around 24 hours once taken.

A Levemir Pen lasts for around 42 days and has 100 units of insulin in the Levemir Pen.

Levemir FlexTouch 100 units/ml solution for injection in pre-filled pen.

1 ml of the solution contains 100 units insulin detemir* (equivalent to 14.2 mg). 1 cartridge contains 3 ml equivalent to 300 units.

The purpose of Levemir Insulin is to lower your blood sugar and maintain your blood sugar levels.

Levemir is a long-acting insulin that can be taken once or twice daily to control high blood sugar in adults and children with diabetes.

Controlling high blood sugar helps prevent kidney damage, blindness, nerve problems, loss of limbs, and sexual function problems.

The best time of day to take Levemir is in the evening with your evening meal or at bedtime.

You can eat after taking Levemir insulin and you can eat dinner along with taking Levemir Insulin.

For people who are taking Levemir once-daily they should administer the dose with the evening meal or at bedtime.

People who require twice-daily dosing can administer the evening dose with the evening meal, at bedtime, or 12 hours after the morning dose.

Levemir does last for 24 hours after taking it as it's a long lasting insulin.

Insulin detemir (Levemir), lasts 18 to 23 hours. insulin glargine (Toujeo), lasts more than 24 hours.

Levemir is a good insulin and also a very fast acting insulin.

Levemir is a type of long acting insulin.

Levemir (insulin detemir) is a long-acting insulin that works for up to 24 hours to lower your blood sugar.

Levemir generally reaches a peak concentration in your blood six to eight hours after you take it.

The concentration of Levemir in your blood can remain close to peak levels for up to 24 hours.

On the other hand, Lantus has no clear peak.

It absorbs into your body more slowly and steadily than Levemir.

When Levemir is taken once daily, inject the insulin with the evening meal or at bedtime.

When taken twice daily, the evening dose should be taken with the evening meal, at bedtime, or 12 hours following the morning dose.

Some insulins, like glargine (Lantus®) and detemer (Levemir®), cannot be mixed.

Other insulins (NovoLog 70/30®, Humalog 75/25®) are already a combination of two types of insulin and should not be mixed.

Some side effects of Levemir include.

Injection site reactions (e.g., pain, redness, irritation).
Swelling of the hands/feet.
Thickening of the skin where you inject Levemir.
Weight gain.
Headache.
Back pain.
Stomach pain.
Flu symptoms.

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