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Side Effects of Insulin Detemir

Possible Side Effects of Insulin Detemir

In clinical studies, possible side effects of insulin detemir included:
  • Low blood sugar levels (hypoglycemia)
  • A skin reaction at the injection site
  • Skin thickening or pitting at the injection site
  • Weight gain (although studies suggest that people may gain less weight with insulin detemir, compared to those using NPH insulin or Lantus).

Final Thoughts on Insulin Detemir Side Effects

You may experience some or none of the side effects of insulin detemir listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have side effects from a medicine that you have never tried. Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking the drug or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be a side effect of insulin detemir, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
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