3 ml prefilled flexpen (5's pack). Generic Name: Insulin Detemir.
Diabetes mellitus, Type 1 DM, Type 2 DM.
Generic: Insulin Detemir
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Information about Levemir Flexpen
Adult: In insulin-naive patients with type 2 DM who are not well controlled on oral antidiabetic drugs: Initial: 0.1 -0.2 u/kg once daily in the evening or 10 u 1-2 times/day, adjust subsequently based on glycaemic control.
In patients on basal insulin only: May substitute with insulin detemir on a unit-for-unit basis based on the current basal insulin dosage, adjust subsequently to achieve glycaemic targets.
Side effects: Hypoglycaemia, lipodystrophy, pruritus, rash, wt gain, sodium retention and oedema. Inj site reactions e.g. pain, itching, hives, swelling and inflammation. Influenza-like symptoms, Pallor, Palpitation, Tachycardia, Mental confusion, Weakness, Blurred vision, Itching, Hunger, Nausea.