Detemir Insulin Pharmacology

Detemir Insulin

About Detemir Insulin
A Long acting basal insulin analogue, Antidiabetic agent
Mechanism of Action of Detemir Insulin
The blood glucose lowering effect of insulin detemir is due to the facilitated uptake of glucose following binding of insulin to receptors on muscle and fat cells and to the simultaneous inhibition of glucose output from the liver
Pharmacokinets of Detemir Insulin
Absorption: Absorbed after subcutaneously administration
Distribution: It is widely distributed through the body
Metabolism: It is metabolized in the liver, muscles and kidney
Onset of Action for Detemir Insulin
Duration of Action for Detemir Insulin
24 hr
Half Life of Detemir Insulin
5 to 7 hr
Side Effects of Detemir Insulin
5.Wt gain
Contra-indications of Detemir Insulin
1.Hypersensitivity to these drug
3.Do not administer by IV, IM or via insulin infusion pump
Special Precautions while taking Detemir Insulin
1.Renal impairment
2.Hepatic impairment
Pregnancy Related Information
Use with caution
Old Age Related Information
Use with caution
Breast Feeding Related Information
Use with caution
Children Related Information
Use with caution
Children(below 6 year): contraindicated
Indications for Detemir Insulin
Type I or II Diabetes mellitus
Interactions for Detemir Insulin
Drugs which decrease hypoglycaemic effect of insulin: Oral contraceptives,Corticosteroids,Diltiazem,Epninephrine,Thiazide diuretics
Drugs which increase hypoglycaemic effect of insulin: Alcohol,Anabolic steroids,Beta blockers,MOA inhibitors,Salicylates, Tetracyclines
Typical Dosage for Detemir Insulin
10 Units once or twice daily. Dose is individualized based on the severity of diabetes
Schedule of Detemir Insulin
Storage Requirements for Detemir Insulin
Store at room temperature range of 2 to 8 degree C in a refrigerator. Protect from direct light and heat. Keep out of the reach of children
Effects of Missed Dosage of Detemir Insulin
Effects of Overdose of Detemir Insulin

Home Delivery for Detemir Insulin in Your City

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However, we do publish a comprehensive directory of Pharmacies, Chemists and Druggists in cities all over India. You can use this directory to find the medicine stores in your city (or area) that provide home delivery services for detemir insulin and other medicines and health products. Home delivery services for detemir insulin may be free or they may cost you depending on the pharmacy and the minimum order requirements. It would be best to get this clarified while placing the order.

Please be aware that you should take detemir insulin only if a doctor has recommended or prescribed it. Some or all pharmacies who provide a home delivery service for medicines might insist on a prescription for detemir insulin before they complete the sale. You can get this information while placing the order for detemir insulin with the pharmacy.

Detemir Insulin is a generic medicine name and there are several brands available for it. Some of the brands for detemir insulin might be better known than detemir insulin itself. If the pharmacy that's willing to deliver medicines to your home doesn't have detemir insulin in stock, you can ask for one of the branded alternatives for detemir insulin.