Helpful injection tips
Talk to your doctor about whether the tips below may help with the injection of biologics.*
- Placing something cold (such as an ice gel pack or cold water bottle) on the injection site before and after the injection may help reduce pain.
- Acetaminophen may help relieve pain.
- Antihistamines or topical corticosteroids may help with itching or swelling caused by the injection.
- Choose different injection sites each time you inject.
The recommended places for injection are your stomach (abdomen) or thigh, and another person may give you the injection in the back of your arm.
Tips specific to Taltz
- You should take Taltz out of the refrigerator and let it sit for 30 minutes to warm to room temperature before injecting. Leave the cap on the device while it is warming up to room temperature.
- However, Taltz should not be microwaved, run under hot water, or left in direct sunlight.
- There are 2 devices available for injecting Taltz: an autoinjector and a prefilled syringe.
*These tips have not been developed or studied specifically for Taltz.
Things to know
You may experience side effects while taking Taltz. If you do, please reach out to your doctor.
Injection site reactions
- Injection site pain may occur while you are injecting. Other reactions, such as redness, may happen after several days
- Most injection site reactions were mild to moderate and did not stop people from taking Taltz
- Talk to your doctor about any injection site reactions
If you are experiencing injection site reactions with one type of device, talk to your doctor about whether it might be appropriate to switch to the other Taltz device.
The other most common side effects include:
- Upper respiratory infections
- Fungal skin infections
These are not all of the possible side effects of Taltz. Serious side effects may occur. Tell your healthcare provider about any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Lilly is currently monitoring and will continue to monitor and communicate additional information about injection site reactions. Please contact The Lilly Answers Center at 1-800-LillyRx (1-800-545-5979) if you have more questions about this topic.
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The most common side effects of Taltz include: injection site reactions, upper respiratory infections, nausea and fungal skin infections. Tell your doctor if you have any side effects. You can report side effects at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.