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Taltz ® (ixekizumab)
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Taltz Summary of Product Characteristics (SmPC)
Taltz® (ixekizumab): Why is the injection button of the pre-filled pen difficult to press?
The injection button will not depress and release the dose unless the lock ring is in the unlock position i.e. pointing toward the unlocked padlock.
lock ring is a safety feature to make sure the injection button is
not accidentally pressed before the user is ready to inject.
getting ready to inject, the patient should make sure the lock ring
is in the lock position BEFORE the base cap is twisted off. 1
off the base cap. The needle should not be touched.
the base cap in the bin. It will not be necessary to put the base
cap back on—doing so could damage the needle or cause injury.
the clear base flat and firmly against the skin. Keep the base on
the skin, and then turn the lock ring to the unlock position. The
pen is ready to be used.
the green injection button. There will be a loud click.
holding the clear base firmly against the skin. A second loud click
will be heard in about 5 to 10 seconds after the first one. The
second loud click indicates that the injection is complete. The grey
plunger will be visible at the top of the clear base.
the pre-filled pen from the skin.
the injection the base cap should not put back on. The pre-filled pen
should be disposed of in a sharps container or as directed by the
doctor, pharmacist or nurse. 2