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From Saskatchewan, Canada:

Are there any risks associated with using Levemir while pregnant?


I did a Medline search for Levemir (detemir) and could not find any publications describing its use in pregnancy. I have no reason to expect that there is a risk to a baby, but I cannot provide an answer to your question. This is a problem with new drugs. Pregnant women are usually the last group to receive any attention. This is understandable in that no one wants to take the risk of using a drug that may potentially cause harm to a developing fetus. (You should google "thalidomide.") If you are pregnant and want to minimize any possible risk to the fetus, then I would suggest that you switch over to a more traditional regimen of Regular and NPH. However, many physicians are using Humalog and glargine (some of the newer analogs).


Original posting 29 Nov 2006
Posted to Pregnancy and Insulin Analogs


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