Taltz ® (ixekizumab)

This information is intended for UK registered healthcare professionals only as a scientific exchange in response to your search for information. Please refer to the link for full prescribing information: Taltz Summary of Product Characteristics (SmPC)

Taltz® (ixekizumab): Does Taltz need to warm before administration?

Ixekizumab should be stored in a refrigerator until it is ready to be injected. It is recommended to take the device out of the refrigerator and wait for 30 minutes to let the medicine warm to room temperature before it is used.

General storage information

Ixekizumab should be stored in a refrigerator (2 ºC to 8 ºC). It should not be frozen.1

It should be stored in the original package in order to protect from light.1

30 minutes warming period

The cap should be left on during the warming period. Ixekizumab should be injected immediately after the cap is removed.2

No heat sources should be used to warm the medicine, for example: a microwave, hot water, or direct sunlight.2

If needed, patients may administer their dose as soon as the device is taken out of the refrigerator. They do not have to wait for 30 minutes.3

References

1. Taltz [summary of product characteristics]. Eli Lilly Nederland B.V., The Netherlands.

2. Taltz 80 mg solution for injection in pre-filled pen [Instructions for use]. Eli Lilly Nederland B.V., The Netherlands.

3. Data on file, Eli Lilly and Company and/or one of its subsidiaries.

Date of Last Review: November 02, 2020


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