step: check the injection button
very first sign is provided by the position of the injection button,
see Table 11
1. Position of injection button and possible conclusion1
you check the injection button and...
Black injection button is completely pushed in
Yellow shaft is visible
to confirm if the pen is empty?
pen is empty, if
can’t pull out the black injection button, and
stopper in the cartridge has been moved forward to the needle-end of
though there might be still some medicine left in the cartridge, all
the medicine that can be injected accurately has been used. Please
change to a new pen to administer the next dose.1
to confirm if the pen is blocked?
pen is blocked, if1
injection button has not been pushed down all the way and some
yellow shaft is still showing, and
cartridge shows an amount of injection solution that is enough for
the next injection.
to reset a blocked pen?
the yellow shaft is showing after the black injection button has been
pushed in, Forsteo MUST be reset. To reset Forsteo, follow the steps
Forsteo has already been injected, DO NOT inject a second time on
the same day.
a new needle, pull off the large needle cover and save it.
out the black injection button until it stops. Check to make sure
the red stripe shows.
off the small needle protector and throw away.
the needle down into an empty container. Push in the black injection
button until it stops. Hold it in and count to 5 s-l-ow-l-y. You may
see a small stream or drop of fluid. When you have finished, the
black injection button should be all the way in.
you still see the yellow shaft showing, please contact us.
the large needle cover on needle. Unscrew the needle all the way by
giving the needle cover 3 to 5 complete turns. Pull off needle cover
and dispose of it. Push the white cap back on, and place Forsteo in
to prevent a blocked pen?
can prevent this problem by1
using a NEW needle for each injection, and by
the black injection button all the way in and counting to 5
to contact us?
Forsteo [user manual]. Eli Lilly Nederland B.V., The Netherlands.