Insulin detemir

Drug Profile

Insulin detemir

Alternative Names: Levemir; Levemir FlexPen; Levemir FlexTouch; LysB29-tetradecanoyl des-(B30) human insulin; NN 304

Latest Information Update: 24 Mar 2018

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At a glance

  • Originator Novo Nordisk
  • Class Antihyperglycaemics; Insulins; Pancreatic hormones
  • Mechanism of Action Ornithine decarboxylase stimulants; Phosphokinase stimulants; Protein tyrosine kinase stimulants
  • Orphan Drug Status

    Orphan designation is assigned by a regulatory body to encourage companies to develop drugs for rare diseases.

  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Diabetes mellitus; Type 1 diabetes mellitus; Type 2 diabetes mellitus

Most Recent Events

  • 02 Aug 2017 Novo Nordisk terminates a phase III trial in Type-2 diabetes mellitus (In children, In adolescents, Adjunctive treatment) in USA, Brazil, Mexico, Germany, India, Israel, South Korea, Malaysia, Russia, Taiwan, Turkey, Portugal, Hungary, Croatia, Greece and Spain (SC) (NCT02131272)
  • 01 Jun 2016 Novo Nordisk completes a phase III trial in Type-2 diabetes mellitus (In children, In adolescents, Adjunctive treatment) in USA, Brazil, Germany, Hungary, India, Israel, South Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Russia, Taiwan and Turkey (NCT02131272)
  • 26 Jun 2015 The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) adopts a positive opinion for insulin determir in patients aged one years and above with Type-1 diabetes mellitus
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