LEVEMIR: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For Diabetes, Type 2 “I was put on it last year. I inadvertently missed a couple of doses and my blood sugar actually went down in the morning all but once. The exercise works, oral medications work, vitamins work (a little), levemir really does not appear effective. I also upped the dosage and my fasting bs went up by 20-30 points with a 4 unit increase. Depending on the next A1C reading I may start decreasing my dose to see what will happen.”

Safety guy February 11, 2018

For Diabetes, Type 2 “Did not know your insulin could make you dizzy lethargic tired joints aching back hurting and conditions mentioned by these patients. Levemir may not be for me. I switched because I thought it would be cheaper than lantus. Was surprised it’s costs are also horrific. I may see my doctor to go back on lantus. “

Botsey (taken for 2 to 5 years) July 14, 2017

For Diabetes, Type 2 “I take 50 units a day and it doesn’t work very well for me…”

Rik emmit (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 15, 2017

For Diabetes, Type 2 “I’ve only been on Levemir, 12 units for about a week and I feel like I’m going to die. I take it at 9 everynight, yet my blood sugar first thing in the morning was still 154. We try and keep it under 140. Before it was usually under 200. My last A1C was 7.2 I’m so tired, very weak, can only walk for 10 yards without stopping to rest. My heart pounds too. I called my endo doc and he now wants to supplement it with Novolog, to control meal spikes. Now I’m afraid to take it because it may make me feel even worse. I’ve been so careful with what I eat and have lost 7 pounds, but I feel like garbage. Any ideas, anyone?? Have I just not been on Levemir long enough for my body to adapt?”

mhami (taken for less than 1 month) April 20, 2017

For Diabetes, Type 2 “I was on Lent’s and Novalog for 10 years then my Dr switch me to Ivokana, Levimer and Victory. The Ivokana made me throw my guts up, lose my vision on and off, blood sugar levels spiked to 400 or more, always dehydrated and several other symptoms. I stop taking it. The Levimer makes me have several bowel movements daily and I lost 15 lbs but I didn’t want to lose weight I only weigh 140. I have lost all my muscle and still craving sugar. I quit taking the Victoza because I was sugar spikes were over 300. These medications killing me. They all have me craving sugar, diarrhea and even have me depressed. I only take Metformin pills 4 500 milligrams a day. “

Lojack53 (taken for 1 to 2 years) January 7, 2017

For Diabetes, Type 2 “I was on Levemire and Novolog for several years, excelent controll with A1C’s from 5.9 to the high 6.+ hardly ever out of the 6.something range. However, I was recently switched to Toujeo, now my blood levels are anywhere from 80 to nearly 300 (fasting) A1C was recently 7.3, waiting for lab results to see what level my A1C is now. Been on the Toujeo for about 4 months now, thought maybe it would take some time to start working, obviously, different brands work differently for different people just from reading the above remarks…”

Soundweaver (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 15, 2016

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