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.

Purpose
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Perceived effectiveness
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
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Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects of insulin detemir

Severe
0
Moderate
1
Mild
3
None
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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
100 units daily
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9
Dosage
20 mL daily
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4
Dosage
24 units daily
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3
Dosage
40 other daily
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3
Dosage
120 units daily
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3
Dosage
4,000 units daily
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3
Dosage
10 intl units daily
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2
Dosage
18 mg daily
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2
Dosage
20 units daily
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2
Dosage
25 units daily
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2

Dosages based on patients currently taking insulin detemir.

Why Patients Stopped Taking insulin detemir (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason
Other
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4
Reason
Did not seem to work
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3
Reason
Doctor's advice
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2
See all 8 patients who’ve stopped taking insulin detemir

Duration

Currently Taking insulin detemir
Duration
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Duration
0-1 month
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1
Duration
1-3 months
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0
Duration
3-6 months
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2
Duration
6 months-1 year
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1
Duration
1-2 years
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0
Duration
2 years or more
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13
Stopped Taking insulin detemir
Duration
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Duration
0-1 month
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0
Duration
1-3 months
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1
Duration
3-6 months
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0
Duration
6 months-1 year
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1
Duration
1-2 years
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2
Duration
2 years or more
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3

Adherence


Always
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79%
Usually
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4
17%
Sometimes
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0
0%
Never
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1
4%

Burden


Very
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1
4%
Somewhat
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2
8%
A little
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9
38%
Not at all
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12
50%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
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16
200%
Cost per month
$100-199
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0%
Cost per month
$50-99
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0%
Cost per month
$25-49
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1
13%
Cost per month
< $25
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1
13%
Cost per month
Not specified
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75%

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking insulin detemir after stopping:
Treatment name(s)
Insulin Glargine (Lantus, Lantus SoloStar, Lantus OptiClik Cartridge)
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2
Treatment name(s)
Insulin Aspart (Novolog, NovoLog FlexPen, NovoRapid…)
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1
Treatment name(s)
Insulin NPH (Humulin N, Novolin N, Insulatard…)
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1
Patients stopped taking insulin detemir and switched to:
Treatment name(s)
Insulin Glulisine (Apidra, Apidra SoloStar Pen, Apidra OptiClik Cartridge)
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1
Treatment name(s)
Tresiba
Patients
1
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1 patient evaluation for insulin detemir

MSgator
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MSgator
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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