Taltz ® (ixekizumab)

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Taltz® (ixekizumab): Needle information

The needle on the Taltz pre-filled pen and pre-filled syringe is permanently attached and cannot be taken off.

Further information

Taltz comes with a 27 gauge (thin wall) x 12.7 mm permanently built in needle. The needle can not be removed or replaced with another type of needle.

Both the Taltz pre-filled pen and the pre-filled syringe contain the same internal glass syringe component. 1

Safety shields:

  • The pre-filled pen has a staked hidden needle. It will not work with safety shields for needles.

  • Lilly did not test and does not recommend the usage of safety needle shields with the pre-filled syringe.1

Injection depth:

  • The needle on the Taltz pre-filled pen is set to inject to approximately 5.5 mm.

  • The injection depth on the Taltz pre-filled syringe is controlled by the user. 1

The needle is made of stainless steel that contains nickel.

The needle is covered with silicon (lubrication for injection comfort).1


  • The needle cap should not be put back on. The pre-filled pen and the pre-filled syringe should be disposed of in a sharps container or as directed by the doctor, pharmacist or nurse.2

  • The filled sharps container should not be recycled.2


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

2. Taltz EU Patient Information Leaflet – Instructions for Use, Utrecht, The Netherlands: Eli Lilly Nederland B.V.

Date of Last Review: November 05, 2020

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