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Can You Mix Levemir And Novolog Together?

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Levemir (insulin detemir [rDNA origin] injection) is a man-made form of a hormone that is produced in the body used to treat diabetes in adults and children. Common side effects of Levemir include: injection site reactions (e.g., pain, redness, irritation), swelling of the hands/feet, thickening of the skin where you inject Levemir, weight gain, headache, back pain, stomach pain, flu symptoms, or cold symptoms such as stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat. Tell your doctor if you experience serious side effects of Levemir including: signs of low potassium level in the blood (such as muscle cramps, weakness, or irregular heartbeat). Levemir is for once- or twice-daily subcutaneous (under the skin) administration. Patients treated with Levemir once-daily should administer the dose with the evening meal or at bedtime. Patients requiring twice-daily dosing can administer the evening dose with the evening meal, at bedtime, or 12 hours after the morning dose. Levemir may interact with albuterol, clonidine, reserpine, guanethidine, or beta-blockers. Other medicines can increase or decrease the effects of insulin Levemir on lowering your blood sugar. Tell your doctor all prescription and over Continue reading >>

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  1. scarscaden

    Diabetes, Type 2 - what will happen if you take levemir with novolog 70/30?

    I was prescribed these two insulins by a new doctor but all of the research I have done says that you're not supposed to take novolog 70/30 with any other insulin... so I am wondering what will happen with this rx?

  2. KA kaismama

    That's one I never heard. There is often other types of insulin given. If your new dr is an endocrinologist (which it should be) then you can trust him. They are the specialists in diabetes.

  3. butterflylynn

    It is Very common for both to be prescribed together.
    The Levimeir is a long acting insulin that you take once every day & last 24 hours.
    Apparently your blood sugars have been running high.
    They prescribe the Novolog as a short acting insulin to prevent sugar spikes when you eat.
    You need to make sure to inject within 10-15 minutes BEFORE you eat. It is important though to take the shot Before eating or it will not work properly.

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