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Levemir Flexpen Medication
Dr. Are there any side effects to levemer and novolog diabetic medications? None at his time. Include all relevant details, but please omit any personally identifiable information.
Levemir (insulin detemir): There is considerable debate about Levemir (insulin detemir) vs Lantus but there is not much difference. My personal preference for patients is Lantus because the drug has an effect a bit longer than Levemir (insulin detemir). Your choice should be on the cost - take the less expensive one and things should turn out fine. ...Read more
Night: If it's used as once per day, nighttime is best. More often, you need this as a twice per day injection, depending on your characteristics. ...Read more
We think we just put novolog in the levemir (insulin detemir) bottle we have no more levemir (insulin detemir).... Is the levemir (insulin detemir) ruined it was 10 units..
Novolog is rapid: Acting ; is used to cover sugars that are elevated pre meals, when you mix the two you could get reaction- do not use the mixture you now have. ...Read more
I just recently got put on levemir (insulin detemir) flexpen and I also take clonidine I read that clonidine lowers the effects of levemir (insulin detemir) is that true?
Not exactly: Clonidine does not alter the effectiveness of Levemir (insulin detemir), (insulin detemir) however it CAN mask the symptoms of hypoglycemia that can be caused if you take too much Levemir (insulin detemir). As long as you are keeping close tabs on your blood sugar levels and not allowing them to go too low you should be fine. ...Read more
I have injected levemir (insulin detemir) insulin instead of novolog insulin by accident what do I do now?
Eye on sugar: Hi. Sooner or later, it happens to most insulin users. It would have been more dangerous had you injected Novolog instead of Levemir (insulin detemir), (insulin detemir) because Novolog hits with a bang, and hypoglycemia risk would be much higher for 6-7 hours. As it is, your risk is much lower for hypoglycemia having taken Levemir (insulin detemir) by accident. It won't cover your meal well at all. Follow your sugars more for next 16-20 hours. ...Read more
Any advice? I have injected levemir (insulin detemir) insulin instead of novolog insulin by accident what do I do now?
Long Instead short: Levemir (insulin detemir) is long acting. It will stay in your system about 24hrs. Don't take the rest of the Novolog for the 24h.Can stay longer than 24hrs if you have kidney or liver problem. -Low Blood sugar: take sugary drinks(Juice, soda, and eat) and go to ER. Low Blood sugar causes sweating, weakness, Tremor, palpitations, passing out, coma and death. Call your doctor for Further advice. Be Well. ...Read more
I take levemir (insulin detemir) 40u before bed. Not working well. Sugars still 140-220 range. Will splitting dose help?
Dose of levemir (insulin detemir): You obviously should discuss the dosing of Levemir (insulin detemir) (l) with they physician (p) who prescribed it. You may be ingesting too many carbohydrates. Your current dose of l appears to be inadequate. Call your p to discuss the dose of l you should be on. ...Read more
I take metformin1000mg,victoza1.8mg,levemir (insulin detemir) 7units at night and my sugar is still high in the morning why is that? its around 150 to 180
No: You can use both but need separate injections. ...Read more
I take metformin,victoza (liraglutide) added levemir about 2weeks now i always feel fainting but my sugars are not that low and jittery is this ok?
Can levemir (insulin detemir) insulin be predrawn for a home care patient and if so how long of a period of time would it be considered stable?
Is it ok to drink bitter melon tea while taking levemir, (insulin detemir)metfomin,voctoza and other meds?
Mgt: Some drinks which contain grapefruit and other fruit juices may alter drug levels. I would recommend checking with your pharmacist as well. ...Read more