Levemir Overview

Levemir (generic: insulin detemir) is a prescription medication used to treat type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Levemir, a long-acting form of insulin, works by replacing the insulin that is normally produced by the body and by helping the body to use sugar for energy. It also stops the liver from producing more sugar.

This medication comes in an injectable form and is usually used once or twice daily.

Common side effects of Levemir include redness and skin thickening at the injection site, weight gain, and constipation.