Can You Get a Levemir Prescription Online?
If you have diabetes, you likely use insulin to help control your blood sugar levels. If so, you may have heard about Levemir, and now you’re wondering if you can get a Levemir prescription online.
First, let’s discuss what Levemir is, how it works, the risks and benefits, and other interactions and precautions of Levemir. Then, we’ll talk about how you can get a Levemir prescription online.
What is Levemir?
Levemir is the brand name for insulin detemir, a long-acting insulin. It’s used to help manage blood sugar levels in people with diabetes.
How does Levemir work?
Like other types of insulin, Levemir helps blood sugar (glucose) get into your cells so that your body can use it for energy. It may be used with short-acting insulin or other diabetes medications.
Levemir dosage and treatment
Always follow your doctor’s dosing instructions. Your dosage of Levemir will vary depending on your health condition and blood sugar levels. Levemir should be injected under the skin of the abdomen, upper arms, or thighs once or twice a day. If taken once a day, it should be taken at bedtime or with the last meal of the day.
Benefits of Levemir
Levemir provides your body with a low, steady dose of insulin throughout the day, which helps lower your blood sugar levels. High blood sugar can cause blindness, loss of limbs, kidney damage, nerve problems, and sexual dysfunction. Since Levemir lowers blood sugar, it helps reduce the risk of developing any of those problems.
Side Effects of Levemir
As with any medication, Levemir does come with a risk of side effects. While most people can take Levemir without experiencing any side effects, you may experience things like:
- Injection site reactions
- Low blood sugar
- Increased heart rate
- Fluid retention
- Low blood potassium
- Skin rash or itching
- Blurry vision
- Muscle weakness
- Hollowing or thickening of the skin where you did the injection
- Severe allergic reaction
Considerations and Precautions of Levemir
While Levemir is generally considered a safe medication, it isn’t appropriate for everybody. Always tell your doctor about your medical history and your current medications to prevent potentially serious complications.
Levemir may cause interactions with other medications. Make sure to tell your doctor about every medication you take, including over the counter medication, supplements, and vitamins. Be especially certain to mention if you take any of the following:
- Beta-blocker medications like metoprolol or propranolol
- Other diabetes medications
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Other Levemir Considerations
Use of Levemir may be more complicated if you have certain health conditions. Be sure to tell your doctor about your entire medical history. Definitely make sure you mention any of the following:
- Kidney disease
- Liver disease
- Thyroid problems
- Adrenal/pituitary gland problems
- Currently hypoglycemic (have low blood sugar)
- Low potassium levels
- Diabetic ketoacidosis
Levemir and Pregnancy or Breastfeeding
Pregnancy may worsen diabetes. It’s crucial to carefully monitor your blood sugar levels during pregnancy and stay in constant touch with your doctor to determine appropriate dosage levels for Levemir. While Levemir is considered safe during pregnancy, your dosage may change throughout your pregnancy.
Levemir does pass into breast milk, but it is unlikely to harm a baby and is probably safe to use while breastfeeding. However, you should talk to your doctor because your dosage of Levemir may change while you are breastfeeding.
Can You Buy Levemir Online?
When trying to buy Levemir online, you must be cautious. You may find websites that claim they can mail prescription medication from other countries. However, federal law requires everybody to speak to a doctor before getting any prescription medication, so these websites are skirting the law.
Fortunately, there is a legal, safe, and trusted way to get a Levemir prescription online. With PlushCare, you can avoid a trip to your doctor’s office with a phone or video appointment with one of our licensed doctors. If that doctor believes that Levemir is right for you, they can electronically send a prescription to your local pharmacy.
How does it work? You can make an appointment any time of day or night by clicking here or calling (888) 744-0051.
At the beginning of your scheduled appointment time, you will be asked to supply your current medications and complete medical history. This helps to avoid potentially serious medication errors.
Then, you’ll discuss your symptoms and concerns with one of our doctors and talk about if Levemir is right for you. If they decide that you would benefit from Levemir (or a different medication), they can send an electronic prescription to your preferred pharmacy, where you pick it up when it’s ready.
It really is that easy to buy Levemir online. Just click here or call (888) 744-0051 now to get started!
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