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.
Use soap and water.
Wipe the skin at the injection site with an alcohol swab.
Do not touch this area again before injecting.
Pull the blue needle cap straight off.
Do not twist or bend the blue needle cap while removing it, as this may damage the needle.
Never recap the needle.
Dispose of cap in the sharps container.
Position the BenepaliTM pen at approximately 90 degrees to the skin.
Do not pinch the skin.
Firmly press the BenepaliTM pen and press down into the site to start the injection (there is no button to push).
The pen may first click when the injection begins - do not lift the pen up yet.
Continue to hold the pen firmly pressed into the site
You may hear a second click.
Once you hear the second click, count slowly to 15 while continuing to press into the injection site to ensure the injection is complete.
Do not release pressure against the injection site or move the BerepaliTM pen before injection is complete.
Lift empty pen off skin. The needle guard should completely cover the needle.
Check that the yellow plunger rcc extends through the viewing window to confirm that the full dose has been delivered.
Throw away the used pen in a special container as instructed by your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.
Do not throw the sharps container in household bin nor recycle it.
Always keep the container out of the sight and reach of children.
lnjection 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.