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Are Semglee and Levemir the Same Thing?
Side effects of Levemir that are different from Semglee include swelling of the hands/feet, thickening of the skin where you inject Levemir, headache, back pain, stomach pain, flu symptoms, and cold symptoms such as stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat.
Both Semglee and Levemir may interact with antidiabetic agents, ACE inhibitors, disopyramide, fibrates, fluoxetine, monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), pentoxifylline, pramlintide, salicylates, somatostatin analogs (e.g., octreotide), sulfonamide antibiotics, corticosteroids, danazol, diuretics, sympathomimetic agents (e.g., albuterol, epinephrine, terbutaline), estrogens, glucagon, isoniazid, niacin, atypical antipsychotics, oral contraceptives, progestogens, phenothiazines, protease inhibitors, somatropin, alcohol, beta-blockers, clonidine, lithium salts, thyroid hormones, guanethidine, and reserpine.
Levemir may also interact with propoxyphene and pentamidine.
What Are Possible Side Effects of Semglee?
Side effects of Semglee include:
- low blood sugar (hypoglycemia),
- allergic reactions,
- injection site reactions,
- changes in body fat distribution (lipodystrophy),
- fluid retention (edema),
- and weight gain
What Are Possible Side Effects of Levemir?
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,
- 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:
What Is Semglee?
Semglee (insulin glargine injection) is a long-acting human insulin analog indicated to improve glycemic control in adults and pediatric patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus and in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
What Is Levemir?
What Drugs Interact With Semglee?
Semglee may interact with other medicines such as:
- antidiabetic agents,
- ACE inhibitors,
- angiotensin II receptor blocking agents,
- monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs),
- somatostatin analog (e.g., octreotide),
- sulfonamide antibiotics,
- atypical antipsychotics,
- oral contraceptives,
- progestogens (e.g., in oral contraceptives),
- protease inhibitors,
- sympathomimetic agents (e.g., albuterol, epinephrine, terbutaline),
- thyroid hormones
- lithium salts,
- guanethidine, and
Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.
What Drugs Interact With Levemir?
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-the-counter medications you use.
How Should Semglee be Taken?
How Should Levemir be Taken?
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.
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Novo Nordisk. Levemir Prescribing Information.