Levemir and Alcohol Interaction

Levemir and Alcohol

Levemir generic name insulin detemir belongs to a family of synthetic hormone that is produced in the body which functions by lowering levels of sugar in the blood and is a long acting type of insulin. It is used to treat diabetes in adults and children..

It is suggested that you discuss moderate consumption of alcohol with your physician.

At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. Anything more than that is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.

If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.

If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.

Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.

Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.

When alcohol interacts with prescription over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.

Before using Levemir advise your doctor if you are allergic to any other drug or substance, if you are using dietary or herbal supplements, are pregnant, plan to be or are breastfeeding, have a heart rhythm disorder, joint problems, kidney or liver disease, seizures or epilepsy.

It is suggested that you carry hard candy or some other sugar product to counter effect any low blood pressure that may be caused by this drug

Side Effects

Serious side effects are severe allergic reaction such as hives, difficult breathing, swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat, low potassium resulting in uneven heart rate, extreme thirst, increased urination, leg discomfort, muscle weakness or limping. If these occur get emergency medical help.

This site serves as an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or any other kind of advice. If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your own physician.

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