Since I started levimir, I have noticed swelling especially in my ankles.
Adverse/Side Effects of Levemir (not levimir) are as follows: Endo: hypoglycemia Local: lipodystrophy, pruritis, erythema, swelling: Misc: allergic reactions including Anaphylaxis. Swelling is included in the side effects of Levemir. Erythema is defined as redness in the area. Good luck! Sandy
Yes, it can cause swelling.
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome when using Levemir Cartridges:
Redness, swelling, itching, or mild pain at the injection site.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur when using Levemir Cartridges:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue; wheezing); changes in vision; chills; confusion; dizziness; drowsiness; fainting; fast or irregular heartbeat; headache; loss of consciousness; mental or mood changes; muscle pain, weakness, or cramping; seizures; slurred speech; ******swelling******; tremor; trouble breathing; trouble concentrating; unusual hunger; unusual sweating; weakness"
- Levemir Information for Consumers
- Levemir Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Levemir (detailed)
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