What is insulin detemir?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most Popular Types: Levemir FlexPen, Levemir

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See also: Levemir

Insulin detemir is a generic form of insulin that can be sold under numerous brand names. It is used to lower blood sugar in patients with diabetes. Insulin detemir is considered to be a long acting form of insulin.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

side_effects of insulin detemir"

Severe
0
Moderate
1
Mild
3
None
19

Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with insulin detemir

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Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently taking insulin detemir)
Dosage Patients
100 units daily 9
20 mL daily 4
24 units daily 3
40 other daily 3
120 units daily 3
4,000 units daily 3
10 intl units daily 2
18 mg daily 2
20 units daily 2
25 units daily 2

Dosages based on patients currently taking insulin detemir.

Why Patients Stopped Taking insulin detemir (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Other 3
Did not seem to work 2
Doctor's advice 1
See all 6 patients who’ve stopped taking insulin detemir

Duration

Currently Taking insulin detemir
Duration Patients
0-1 month 1
1-3 months 1
3-6 months 1
6 months-1 year 0
1-2 years 2
2 years or more 13
Stopped Taking insulin detemir
Duration Patients
0-1 month 0
1-3 months 1
3-6 months 0
6 months-1 year 1
1-2 years 1
2 years or more 2
Adherence
Always
19 83%
Usually
4 17%
Sometimes
0 0%
Never
0 0%
Burden
Very
1 4%
Somewhat
2 9%
A little
9 39%
Not at all
11 48%
Cost per month
$200+
0 0%
$100-199
0 0%
$50-99
1 13%
$25-49
1 13%
6 75%

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking insulin detemir after stopping:
Treatment name(s) Patients
Insulin Aspart (Novolog, NovoRapid, NovoLog FlexPen…) 1
Insulin Glargine (Lantus, Lantus SoloStar, Lantus OptiClik Cartridge) 1
Insulin NPH (Humulin N, Novolin N, Insulatard…) 1
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1 patient evaluation for insulin detemir

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Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: Severe
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: mild
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I have:
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See MSgator's full insulin detemir history

May 29, 2009 (Started Apr 10, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Diabetes Type 2: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: As needed
Side effects: Injection site bruising

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