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Taltz ® (ixekizumab)
Taltz® (ixekizumab): Needle information
The needle on the Taltz pre-filled pen and pre-filled syringe is permanently attached and cannot be taken off.
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
- 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
- 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
1Data on file, Eli Lilly and Company and/or one of its subsidiaries.
2Taltz [patient information leaflet]. Eli Lilly and Company (Ireland) Limited, Ireland
Date of Last Review: November 05, 2020