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.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Patients with evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
58 11
19 4
6 2
4 1
2 1
1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

side_effects of insulin detemir"

Severe
0
Moderate
1
Mild
2
None
15

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

1
1
1
1

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently taking insulin detemir)
Dosage Patients
18 mg daily 2
20 mL daily 4
24 units daily 2
30 other daily 2
40 mg daily 2
40 other daily 3
100 units daily 10
120 units daily 3
3,000 units daily 2
4,000 units daily 3
Why Patients Stopped Taking insulin detemir (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Other 4
Did not seem to work 2
See all 6 patients who’ve stopped taking insulin detemir

Duration

Currently Taking insulin detemir
Duration Patients
0-1 month 0
1-3 months 0
3-6 months 2
6 months-1 year 5
1-2 years 8
2 years or more 14
Stopped Taking insulin detemir
Duration Patients
0-1 month 0
1-3 months 2
3-6 months 0
6 months-1 year 1
1-2 years 1
2 years or more 2
Adherence
Always
17 94%
Usually
1 6%
Sometimes
0 0%
Never
0 0%
Burden
Very
1 6%
Somewhat
2 11%
A little
7 39%
Not at all
8 44%
Cost
$200+
0 0%
$100-199
0 0%
$50-99
1 13%
$25-49
1 13%
< $25
6 75%
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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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