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Levemir FlexTouch

Generic names: Levemir and Levemir FlexTouch Brand name: Levemir
Drug class: insulin

What is Levemir FlexTouch?

Insulin works by lowering the levels of sugar in the blood. Levemir FlexibleTouch is an insulin with a long-acting effect that begins working several hours after the injection. Continues working up to 24 hours.Levemir FlexTouch helps improve blood sugar control for people with type 2 diabetes. Levemir FlexTouch can be used by adults and children over 2 years of age.Levemir FlexTouch can be used in other ways not mentioned in this guide.

Side effects of Levemir FlexTouch

If you experience any of the following symptoms, you should seek emergency medical attention: swelling or redness where an insulin injection was administered; itchiness on your skin; rash all over your body; difficulty breathing; rapid heartbeats; feeling as if you may pass out; or swelling in either your tongue or throat.

Levemir FlexTouch can cause serious side effects. If you experience:

  • Fluid retention: weight gain, swelling of the hands or feet, or feeling short-breathing;
  • Low sodium, leg cramps, constipation, increased thirst and urination, numbness, tingling or numbness, muscle weakness, or a limp feeling

Levemir flextouch can cause the following side effects:

  • Low blood sugar
  • Weight gain
  • Swelling in the hands and feet
  • Rash, itching
  • The skin may become thicker or hollower where the medication was injected.

There may be other side effects. Call your physician if experiencing side effects; for reporting purposes contact the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


Do not share an injection pen, syringe, or syringe, even if the needle has been changed.

Before you take this drug

Levemir FlexTouch should not be used if you have an allergy to it. Use Levemir FlexTouch only if you are not experiencing hypoglycemia or diabetic ketoacidosis.

Inform your physician of any of the following issues:

  • Low levels of potassium (hypokalemia) in the blood
  • Liver or kidney disease

Inform your doctor if, in addition to insulin, you are taking pioglitazone and rosiglitazone. These medications may be combined with glimepiride and metformin. You may be at greater risk for serious heart problems if you take certain diabetes medications while using insulin.Inform your doctor immediately if you become pregnant or nursing.If you're pregnant or plan to become pregnant, follow your doctor's advice about insulin.

How to take Levemir FlexTouch?

Read all instructions or guides that come with your medication and follow all directions. Follow the directions on the label.Levemir FlexTouch can be injected directly under the skin. You may be taught how to use the medicine by a healthcare provider.Please read and follow all instructions for use that come with your medication. If you don't understand, consult your physician or pharmacist immediately.Only prepare an injection when you're ready to administer it. If the medicine is cloudy, has changed colour, or contains particles, do not use it. For new medicine, call your pharmacist.Your healthcare provider can show you the best place to inject Levemir. Each time you inject, use a new place. Do not inject at the same spot twice.Levemir FlexTouch should not be injected into skin that has been damaged, is tender, bruised, or pitted. It can also cause scaliness or a hard lump.Use the injection before bedtime or after dinner if you only use it once a day. Use the evening dose of this medicine for at least 12 hours following your morning dose if you use it twice daily.You may be asked by your doctor to use a shorter-acting form of insulin. Always inject your insulin separately. Levemir FlexTouch cannot be mixed with insulin pumps or given in conjunction with them. Don't inject into a muscle or vein.Use only the Levemir FlexTouch injection pen if you are using an injection pen. Attach a fresh needle each time. Transferring insulin from the pen to a syringe is not recommended.Even if you have changed the needle, never share a syringe or injection pen with someone else. These devices can spread infections and diseases from person to person.Only use a needle or syringe once, and then store them in a "sharps container" that is puncture-proof. Be sure to follow local or state laws on how to properly dispose of the container. Keep the container out of reach from children and animals.If you have hypoglycemia, you may feel very hungry or dizzy. You might also be confused, irritable, anxious, or shaken. If you want to treat hypoglycemia quickly, consume or drink something that will provide sugar fast (fruit juices, crackers, raisins, or regular soda).In the event of severe hypoglycemia, your doctor may prescribe a glucagon injectable kit. Make sure that your family and friends are familiar with how to administer this injection in case of an emergency.Watch for signs such as increased thirst and urination.Stress, illness, surgery, or alcohol consumption can affect blood sugar levels. Consult your doctor before changing the dose or schedule of your medication.Levemir FlexTouch may be part of a comprehensive treatment programme, which could also include diet, physical activity, weight management, regular blood glucose testing, and medical attention. You should follow your doctor's advice.This medicine should be kept in the original container, away from heat and sunlight. You should not transfer insulin from the vial to a syringe before you are ready for an injection. Store insulin away from the cooling element of a fridge. Do not use any frozen insulin.

Levemir FlexTouch: Storing Unopened (Not in Use)

  • Use within the expiration date.
  • Use within 42 days. Store it at room temperature.

Levemir FlexTouch:

  • Use the vial within 42 days. Store in either the fridge or at room temperature.
  • Use the pen within 42 days. Store at room temperature. Store the pen without a needle.

Wear or carry a medical ID to alert others that you have diabetes.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Those who miss taking medication should call their physician as soon as they realize it hasn't been taken on time. Always keep insulin handy. Refill your prescription before you run completely out.

What happens if I overdose?

Reach the Poison Help Line immediately on 800-222-1222 if experiencing poison exposure, or seek emergency medical help immediately. An insulin overdose can lead to life-threatening hypoglycemia. The symptoms include drowsiness and confusion.

What should be avoided?

Low blood sugar can be caused by insulin. Levemir FlexTouch can cause low blood sugar. Avoid driving or operating machinery before you know the effects.Check the label of your medication before you inject it to avoid any mistakes.Avoid alcohol consumption.

Interaction with other drug

Other medicines can also affect your blood glucose, and some can increase or decrease insulin's effects. You may also experience fewer hypoglycemia symptoms if you take certain drugs, making it more difficult to detect low blood sugar. Inform your healthcare providers of all the medicines you are taking and those you plan to take. You can include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.