Levemir® FlexPen® is Replacing the Levemir® FlexTouch®

Novo Nordisk® discontinued manufacturing the Levemir® FlexTouch® in early February 2023. The FlexTouch® will be distributed until stock is depleted and is being replaced with the FlexPen®. Please see the charts below for changes between the FlexTouch® and the FlexPen®.

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Levemir® FlexTouch® New! Levemir® FlexPen®
NDC 00169-6438-10 00169-6432-10
Pen Needle NovoFine® or NovoTwist® NovoFine® or NovoFine® Plus
Max # of units per single injection Up to 80 units Up to 60 units
Remains the Same
Type of Insulin Insulin detemir Insulin detemir
Manufactured 3 mL single patient use prefilled pen 3 mL single patient use prefilled pen
Unbreakable package size 5 x 3 mL pens 5 x 3 mL pens
How units are dialed Dialed in 1-unit increments Dialed in 1-unit increments
AWP $554.65 $554.65
# of units needed to prime each pen prior to use 2 units 2 units

PAAS Tips:

  • Due to the different features and functions on how to use
    • Review the new instructions for the Levemir FlexPen®
    • Get an updated prescription to minimize disruption to patient care
Jennifer Ottman, CPhT