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Taltz ® (ixekizumab)
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Taltz Summary of Product Characteristics (SmPC)
Taltz® (ixekizumab): How to remove the pen base cap?
The user should keep the pen in the lock position with the base cap on until ready to inject. After the base cap was twisted off, it should be thrown away and not put back on. The pen should be used immediately after the removal of the base cap.
information on the base cap
base cap is designed for an easy twist off. It should be twisted off
in the direction of the arrows.1
the base cap was removed, it should not be put back on. Doing so
could damage the needle or cause accidental injury.2
the base cap is removed, the user should not touch the needle.2
without the base cap attached
pre-filled pen must be used immediately after the base cap is
the base cap is left off the pen for a long period, the solution can
dry in the needle pathway. This can cause the needle to clog. If the
needle is clogged the pen will not deliver the dose.
base cap keeps the needle sterile and protects the patient from an
accidental needle stick. The pen should not be stored without the
base cap on it because dirt or bacteria can get into the needle.
the base cap was removed and it is not time for the injection, the
pen should be thrown away.1
was accidentally activated with the base cap attached
pen should not be used if it was activated with the base cap
attached. The pen is activated if it is unlocked and the green
injection button is pressed.
the pen was activated with the base cap attached, the base cap
should not be removed. The pen should be disposed of as per local
procedure. The user should inject the dose using another pen.1
Data on file, Eli Lilly and Company and/or one of its subsidiaries.
Taltz EU Patient Information Leaflet – Instructions for Use,
Utrecht, The Netherlands: Eli Lilly Nederland B.V.
Date of Last Review:November 13, 2020
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