Can LEVEMIR be used as a replacement for Lantus?

Can LEVEMIR be used as a replacement for Lantus?

Although both Levemir and Lantus are long-acting insulins, one should not be substituted for the other except on a doctor’s advice.

What does Detemir treat?

Insulin detemir is used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood).

What is the half life of LEVEMIR?

Distribution and Elimination More than 98% insulin detemir in the bloodstream is bound to albumin. LEVEMIR has a small apparent volume of distribution of approximately 0.1 L/kg. LEVEMIR, after subcutaneous administration, has a terminal half-life of 5 to 7 hours depending on dose.

How is insulin glargine administered?

Insulin glargine comes as a solution (liquid) to inject subcutaneously (under the skin). It is injected once a day. You should use insulin glargine at the same time every day. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand.

Is lispro long-acting?

A longer-acting form of insulin lispro is also available called insulin lispro protamine suspension. Humalog 75:25 contains insulin lispro protamine suspension as the intermediate-acting insulin and insulin lispro as the short-acting insulin.

What is the best time of day to take Levemir?

Patients treated with LEVEMIR® once-daily should administer the dose with the evening meal or at bedtime. Patients who require twice-daily dosing can administer the evening dose with the evening meal, at bedtime, or 12 hours after the morning dose.

Is levemir a good insulin?

Both Levemir and Lantus are great options for long-acting insulin therapy. They are equally effective for managing blood sugar levels.

Why is glargine given at night?

Aims/Hypothesis: Insulin glargine is a long-acting human insulin analog often administered at bedtime to patients with type 2 diabetes. It reduces fasting blood glucose levels more efficiently and with less nocturnal hypoglycemic events compared with human neutral protamine Hagedorn (NPH) insulin.

Why is the abdomen the best site for insulin injection?

The belly is the best place to inject insulin. This is because the belly area can absorb insulin most consistently. The front of the thighs. Insulin usually is absorbed more slowly from this site.