AUTOlNJECTOR PEN lNSTRUCTlONS
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.
Check the expiry date on the pre-filled pen label.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Do not touch this area again before giving the injection.
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.
Position the pre-filled pen approximately 90 degrees to the skin.
Do not pinch the skin.
Stretching the skin creates a firm surface.
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.
Do not release pressure against the injection site before the injection is complete.
Do not move the pre-filled pen during the injection.
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.
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.
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.