Levemir® side effects


What are the possible side effects of Levemir®?

Levemir® may cause serious side effects that lead to death, including:

  • Low blood sugar. Signs and symptoms include:

- anxiety
- irritability
- mood changes
- dizziness
- sweating
- confusion
- headache

Your insulin dose may need to change because of:

  • change in level of physical activity or exercise
  • weight gain or loss
  • increased stress
  • illness
  • change in diet

Other common side effects of Levemir® may include:

  • reactions at the injection site, itching, rash, serious allergic reactions (whole body reactions), skin thickening or pits at the injection site (lipodystrophy), weight gain, swelling of your hands and feet and if taken with thiazolidinediones (TZDs) possible heart failure.

Get emergency medical help if you have:

  • trouble breathing, shortness of breath, fast heartbeat, swelling of your face, tongue, or throat, sweating, extreme drowsiness, dizziness, or confusion.

These are not all the possible side effects of Levemir®. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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