Thread: Levemir in Dogs
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Old 05-30-2009, 01:13 PM
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Grace,

The real world insulin is sold in 2400nmol/cc formulation--four times as potent as the one they classed as equipotent for dogs. They worked with the insulin for years and until they discovered the 2400nmol/cc formulation, it was doing nothing really for people in their testing, and that's the population they intended to market it to.

Since you can't dilute either Levemir or Lantus according to both Novo and Sanofi Aventis, I'd say be cautious.

You or your vet might want to e-mail Dr. Rand asking about the 0.5 iu/kg starting dose indicated in the protocol:

j.rand@uq.edu.au

Kathy