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Are there any risks in taking Levemir?

The biggest risk of using Levemir (insulin detemir) is hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). Carry a source of sugar with you, such as hard candy or a glucose tablet, and check your glucose levels regularly. Do not use Levemir with an insulin infusion pump or with other types of insulin. Change injection sites and never use the same site twice in a row. Do not share injection cartridges, as sharing can pass hepatitis or HIV. If Levemir is not clear and colorless, do not use it. Certain medications may react with this medication, so you should talk to your doctor about all medications and supplements you are taking.

 

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