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Insulin Detemir

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Insulin Levemir® Adult, Children

Insulin Detemir - Handling

How should I handle Insulin Detemir safely?

​Please refer to the product insert which can be found in the medication box, for instructions for use of your specific insulin pen / penfill.

Insulin Detemir - Storage

How should I store Insulin Detemir?

Store all unopened insulins in a refrigerator between 2 to 8 degrees Celsius. Do not freeze.   Do not keep insulin in a hot place (e.g. in a hot, closed vehicle, on top of a television set) or expose it to heat or sunlight. Do not use the insulin if this happens.

Once the insulin is in use, it no longer has to be refrigerated, but should be thrown away after 6 weeks.

Keep this medication out of reach of children. Throw away all expired medicines.

How should I dispose of Insulin Detemir safely?

​If used at home, you may throw this injection away along with the used needles, into a metal tin,  or glass jar or thick plastic container (e.g. detergent bottles) to prevent  any needle stick injury.

Insulin Detemir - Additional Information

  • Updated on Thursday, May 30, 2019
  • Article contributed by PSS National Medication Information Workgroup PSS National Medication Information Workgroup

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