Taltz ® (ixekizumab)

Taltz® (ixekizumab): How to identify unused vs used pen and syringe

The dose was delivered when: in the pre-filled pen - the grey plunger is visible at the top of the clear base; in the pre-filled syringe - the green plunger rod is visible through the syringe body.

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Pre-filled pen

An unused pre-filled pen has following visual indicators:

  • The grey plunger is not visible in the clear base
  • The green injection button is not in depressed position
  • The lock ring can be turned back and forth from the "Lock" to the "Unlock" position
  • The base cap is placed at the bottom of the pen1

The lock ring is a safety feature to make sure the injection button is not accidentally pressed  before the user is ready to inject.1

Taltz unused pre-filled pen2 

An used pre-filled pen has following visual indicators:

  • The grey plunger is seen at the top of the clear base
  • The green injection button is in depressed position
  • The lock ring cannot be turned back to the "Lock" position
  • The base cap is removed1
Taltz used pre-filled pen2 

The pre-filled pen is for single use only.3

Pre-filled syringe

An unused pre-filled syringe has following visual indicators:

  • The cap is placed at the bottom of the syringe
  • The plunger can be seen but it is at the opposite end from the needle end of the syringe
  • The green plunger rod is fully extended (not pushed in). The plunger rod is outside of the pre-filled syringe body before dosing1
Taltz unused pre-filled syringe2 

An used pre-filled syringe has following visual indicators:

  • The cap is removed
  • The grey plunger is pushed to the needle end of the syringe
  • The green plunger rod is pushed in towards the finger grip part of the pre-filled syringe and the green plunger rod shows through the clear part of the body of the syringe1
Taltz used pre-filled syringe2 

The pre-filled syringe is for single use only.3

References

1Data on file, Eli Lilly and Company and/or one of its subsidiaries.

2Taltz [patient information leaflet]. Eli Lilly and Company (Ireland) Limited, Ireland

3Taltz [summary of product characteristics]. Eli Lilly and Company (Ireland) Limited, Ireland

Date of Last Review: November 02, 2020


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