Read ALL the way through these instructions before injecting.
These instructions are to help you to inject correctly using the Erelzi pre-filled pen.
It is important not to try to inject yourself until you have been trained by your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.
Erelzi pre-filled pen shown with the cap removed. Do not remove the cap until you are ready to inject.
Store your boxed pen in a refrigerator, between 2 °C to 8 °C and out of the sight and reach of children.
For a more comfortable injection, take the pen out of the refrigerator 15‑30 minutes before injecting to allow it to reach room temperature.
Included in the carton:
A new and unused Erelzi pre-filled pen.
Not included in the carton:
1. Important safety checks before you inject:
The solution should be clear or slightly opalescent, colourless to slightly yellowish, and may contain small white or almost translucent particles of protein. This appearance is normal for Erelzi.
Do not use if the liquid is cloudy, discoloured, or has large lumps, flakes, or coloured particles.
Do not use the pen if the expiry date has passed.
Do not use if the safety seal has been broken.
Contact your pharmacist if the pen fails any of these checks.
2a. Choose your injection site:
2b. Caregivers and healthcare professionals only:
If a caregiver or healthcare professional is giving you your injection, they may also inject into your outer upper arm.
3. Cleaning your injection site:
4. Removing the cap:
5. Holding your pen:
During the injection you will hear 2 loud clicks.
The 1st click indicates that the injection has started. Several seconds later a 2nd click will indicate that the injection is almost finished.
You must keep holding the pen firmly against your skin until you see a green indicator fill the window and stop moving.
6. Starting your injection:
7. Completing your injection:
8. Check the green indicator fills the window:
9. Disposing of your Erelzi pre-filled pen:
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