AUTOlNJECTOR PEN lNSTRUCTlONS

Benepali Pen

THE SlNGLE-DOSE, BUTTON-FREE, AUTOlNJECTOR PEN1

  • This is the BenepaliTM single-dose, autoinjector pen.
  • There is no button to press. Just press the whole pen down firmly on the injection site and the injection starts automatically.
  • The needle is hidden below the blue needle cap.

CHOOSE AN lNJECTlON SlTE

The BenepaliTM pre-filled pen is for a subcutaneous injection. It should be injected into the thigh, abdomen, or back of the upper arm

Rotate the site for each injection.

If you are injecting into the abdomen, choose a site that is at least 5 cm away from the belly button.

  • Do not inject into areas that are red, hard, bruised, or tender.
  • Do not inject into scars or stretch marks.
  • If you have psoriasis, do not inject into any raised, thick, red, or scaly skin patches, or lesions.

BEFORE YOU START

  1. 1. Inspect the pre-filled pen:

    Check the expiry date on the pre-filled pen label.

    • Do not use the pre-filled pen past the expiration date.
    • Do not use the pre-filled pen if it has been dropped onto a hard surface. Components inside the pre-filled pen may be broken.
    • Do not use the pre-filled pen if the needle cap is missing or not securely attached.
  2. 2. Inspect the solution:

    Look at the medicine through the viewing window. The medicine should be clear to slightly opalescent, colourless or pale yellow, and may contain small white or almost transparent particles of protein.

    • Do not use the solution if it is discoloured, cloudy, or if particles other than those described above are present.
  3. 3. Allow the medicine to reach room temperature:

    Remove one pre-filled pen from the carton that is stored in the refrigerator and leave at room temperature for at least 30 minutes before injecting.

    This is important to make the medicine easier and more comfortable to inject.

    • Do not remove the needle cap until you are ready to inject.
    • Do not use heat sources, such as a microwave or hot water, to warm Benepali™.

USlNG THE AUTOlNJECTOR PEN

Quick Use Guide

This quick use guide is a shortened version of the patient information leaflet. These instructions are supplied as a guide only.

Please read the full patient information leaflet before you use your pen for the first time.1 This guide available for HCPs to download for their patients.

Do not try to give yourself the injection unless your doctor or nurse has shown you how to give the injection.

REMOVE THE PRE-FILLED PEN FROM THE REFRIGERATOR AT LEAST 30 MINS PRIOR TO INJECTION TO MAKE THE INJECTION MORE COMFORTABLE.

CHOOSE AN INJECTION SITE

THE BENEPALITM PRE-FILLED PEN IS FOR A SUBCUTANEOUS INJECTION. IT SHOULD BE INJECTED INTO THE THIGH, ABDOMEN, OR BACK OF THE UPPER ARM. ROTATE THE SITE FOR EACH INJECTION.

  • If you are injecting into the abdomen, choose a site that is at least 5 cm away from the belly button.

  • Do not inject into areas that are red, hard, bruised, or tender.

  • Do not inject into scars or stretch marks.

  • If you have psoriasis, do not inject into any raised, thick, red, or scaly skin patches, or lesions.

1   WASH YOUR HANDS WITH SOAP AND WATER.

2   WIPE THE SKIN AT THE INJECTION SITE WITH AN ALCOHOL SWAB.

  • Do not touch this area again before giving the injection.

3   PULL THE NEEDLE CAP STRAIGHT OFF AND DISPOSE OF IT IN THE BIN OR SHARPS CONTAINER.

  • Do not twist or bend the needle cap while removing it, as this may damage the needle. Do not recap the needle. 

  • Never recap the needle.

4   GENTLY STRETCH THE SKIN AT THE CLEANED INJECTION SITE.

  • Position the pre-filled pen approximately 90 degrees to the skin.

  • Do not pinch the skin.

  • Stretching the skin creates a firm surface.

5   FIRMLY PRESS THE PRE-FILLED PEN DOWN INTO THE SITE TO START THE INJECTION.

  • The device will click when the injection begins.

  • Continue to hold the pre-filled pen firmly pressed into the site.

  • The device will click a second time.

6   AFTER THE SECOND CLICK, COUNT SLOWLY TO 15 TO MAKE SURE THAT THE INJECTION IS COMPLETE.

  • Do not release pressure against the injection site before the injection is complete.

  • Do not move the pre-filled pen during the injection.

7   REMOVE THE EMPTY PEN FROM THE SKIN.

  • The needle guard will completely cover the needle.

  • Check for the yellow plunger rod in the window to confirm that the full dose has been delivered.

DISPOSAL

DISPOSE OF THE EMPTY PEN IN AN APPROVED SHARPS CONTAINER

Check with your healthcare provider for instructions on how to properly dispose a filled sharps container.

Sharps disposal containers may be purchased at your local pharmacy.

Do not throw the sharps container in household bin.

Do not recycle.

Always keep the container out of the sight and reach of children.

INJECTION SITE CARE

If there is bleeding at the injection site, press a gauze pad over the injection site.

Do not rub the injection site

If needed, cover the injection site with a plaster.