Read ALL the way through these instructions before injecting
It is important not to try to inject yourself until you have been trained by your doctor, nurse or pharmacist. The box contains Erelzi® pre-filled syringe(s) individually sealed in a plastic blister.
In this configuration the needle guard is ACTIVATED – DO NOT USE the prefilled syringe
In this configuration the needle guard is NOT ACTIVATED and the prefilled syringe is ready for use
After the medicine has been injected, the needle guard will be activated to cover the needle. This is intended to aid in the protection of healthcare professionals, patients who selfinject doctor prescribed medicines and individuals who assist selfinjecting patients from accidental needle stick injuries.
What you additionally need for your injection:
Caution: Keep the syringe out of the sight and reach of children.
The injection site is the place on the body where you are going to use the pre-filled syringe.
If a caregiver is giving you the injection, the outer upper arms may also be used.
Carefully remove the needle cap from the syringe. Discard the needle cap. You may see a drop of liquid at the end of the needle. This is normal.
Gently pinch the skin at the injection site and insert the needle as shown. Push the needle all the way in to ensure that the medicine can be fully administered.
Hold the syringe finger flange as shown. Slowly press the plunger as far as it will go, so that the plunger head is completely between the needle guard wings.
Keep the plunger pressed fully down while you hold the syringe in place for 5 seconds.
Keep the plunger fully depressed while you carefully lift the needle straight out from the injection site.
Slowly release the plunger and allow the needle guard to automatically cover the exposed needle.
There may be a small amount of blood at the injection site. You can press a cotton ball or gauze over the injection site and hold it for 10 seconds. Do not rub the injection site. You may cover the injection site with a small adhesive bandage, if needed.
Dispose of the used syringe in a sharps container (closable, puncture‑resistant container). For the safety and health of you and others, needles and used syringes must never be re‑used.
Please talk to a doctor, nurse or pharmacist who is familiar with Erelzi.
Reference: Erelzi® Summary of Product Characteristics https://www.ema.europa.eu/en/documents/product-information/erelzi-epar-product-information_en.pdf