Levemir FlexPen Side Effects
Generic Name: insulin detemir
Please note - some side effects for Levemir FlexPen may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.
Side Effects by Body System - for Healthcare Professionals
Applies to: subcutaneous solution
Metabolic side effects have included hypoglycemia and weight gain.
Local side effects have included lipodystrophy, redness, pain, itching, hives, swelling, and inflammation at the injection site.
Hypersensitivity side effects have included systemic or general allergy to insulin manifesting as rash (including pruritus) over the whole body, shortness of breath, wheezing, reduction in blood pressure, rapid pulse, or sweating. Severe cases of generalized allergy, including anaphylactic reactions, may be life threatening.
Other side effects reported in a clinical study of both adults and children with type 1 diabetes have included headache, upper respiratory tract infection, pharyngitis, back pain, bronchitis, gastroenteritis, influenza-like illness, abdominal pain, pyrexia, cough, viral infection, nausea, rhinitis, and vomiting.Top
- Insulin Detemir Monograph (AHFS DI)
- insulin detemir Subcutaneous Advanced Consumer (Micromedex) - Includes Dosage Information
- insulin detemir cartridges MedFacts Consumer Leaflet (Wolters Kluwer)
- Levemir Prescribing Information (FDA)
- Levemir Consumer Overview
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