Emgality ® ▼ (galcanezumab)

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How to confirm an Emgality®▼ (galcanezumab) dose has been injected

The pre-filled pen has visual and audible signals to confirm the injection was successfully completed.


When is the injection complete?

After you press the teal-coloured injection button, you will hear 2 loud clicks.

  • Press and hold the injection button; you will hear a loud click
  • You will hear a second click in about 5 to 10 seconds after the first one.
  • This second click tells you that the injection is complete. 1

You will know the injection is complete when you can see the grey plunger at the top of the clear base. 1

What if more than 2 clicks are heard during the injection - 2 loud clicks and a soft one, is the injection complete? 

Some patients may hear a soft click right before the second loud click. That is normal operation of the pen. The pen should not be removed from the skin until the second loud click is heard.1

Patients with vision or hearing problems should not use the pen without help from a caregiver.1

Please find below a short video that demonstrates what audible and visual signals the user will hear and see that will help confirm the dose of galcanezumab has been successfully administered.

Please click here to watch the video.


1Emgality [instructions for use]. Eli Lilly Nederland B.V., The Netherlands.

This medicinal product is subject to additional monitoring. This will allow quick identification of new safety information. Healthcare professionals are asked to report any suspected adverse reactions.

Date of Last Review: 24 December 2021

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