How To Use Taltz

How to use Taltz for psoriatic arthritis

Even if you have given yourself an injection before, it is important to know that the Taltz autoinjector has different instructions from any device you may have used in the past.

Autoinjector

Taltz Autoinjector Instructions


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At first use, over 94% of people with psoriasis agreed the Taltz autoinjector was “easy to use” and were confident in their ability to use it.

How to use

To see how to use Taltz, watch the video or read the Instructions for Use that comes with your autoinjector.

If you are enrolled in Taltz Together, a Companion in Care can help connect you to a registered nurse who can provide injection support over the phone.
For other important administration and preparation instructions, talk to your doctor and refer to the Instructions for Use that comes with your device.
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Taltz abbreviated steps to inject for psoriatic arthritis

Step 1
Taltz Injection Step One

Make sure the device is in the lock position Locked

Twist off the base cap in the direction of the arrows

Step 2
Taltz Injection Step Two

Place the base of the device flat and firmly against the injection site

Turn the lock ring to the unlock position Unlocked

Step 3
Taltz Injection Step Three

Press the green injection button

You will hear a loud click which means the injection has started

Step 4
Taltz Injection Step Four

Listen for a second click about 10 seconds later. The second click means the injection is complete

Do not remove injector from skin until you’ve heard the second click

Once you've completed the injection, dispose of your device in the Taltz sharps container or another puncture-resistant container with a secure lid. Do not dispose of in household trash

IMPORTANT: These are not complete instructions for using the autoinjector. Please see Instructions for Use that come with your device

Prefilled Syringe

Taltz Prefilled Injector


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How to use

To see how to use Taltz, watch the video or read the Instructions for Use that comes with your prefilled syringe.

If you are enrolled in Taltz Together, a Companion in Care can help connect you to a registered nurse who can provide injection support over the phone.
For other important administration and preparation instructions, talk to your doctor and refer to the Instructions for Use that comes with your device.
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When taking Taltz, please remember

Taltz Injection Sites
  • Take your device out of the refrigerator and let it sit for 30 minutes to warm to room temperature. Leave the base cap/cap on the device while it is warming up to room temperature
  • You may inject the medicine into your stomach (abdomen) or thigh
  • Another person may give you the injection in the back of your arm
  • Alternate your injection site. Do not inject in the exact same spot every time
  • Do not inject within 1 inch of your belly button
  • Do not give an injection into areas where the skin is tender, bruised, red, or hard, or in an area of skin that is affected by psoriasis
  • Before you or your caregiver inject for the first time, your healthcare provider should show you how to prepare and inject Taltz

Important Storage Information – Store Taltz in the refrigerator and protect from light. Do not freeze Taltz. Do not use Taltz if it has been frozen. Do not shake your Taltz device.

Taltz dosing and schedule for psoriatic arthritis

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Taltz Dosing Schedule & Information

1 starter dose of two 80 mg injections on the same day

1 injection every 4 weeks for the rest of your treatment

Get started

Week 0

1 starter dose of two 80 mg injections on the same day

Maintain

Week 16 and on

1 injection every 4 weeks for the rest of your treatment

Patients who have moderate to severe plaque psoriasis along with psoriatic arthritis should follow the psoriasis dosing schedule. If you have moderate to severe plaque psoriasis, please click here for your dosing schedule.
For other important information about taking Taltz, talk to your doctor and refer to the Instructions for Use that comes with your device.
Before you or your caregiver inject for the first time, your healthcare provider should show you how to prepare and inject Taltz.

Select Important Safety Information - Taltz may lower the ability of your immune system to fight infections and may increase your risk of infections, which can sometimes become serious. Your health care professional should check you for tuberculosis (TB) before you start Taltz.

  • If you have a past history of, or have active TB, your health care professional may treat you with medicine for TB before you begin treatment with Taltz.
  • Your health care professional should watch you closely for signs and symptoms of TB during and after treatment with Taltz. Tell your health care professional if you have or have had TB or have been in close contact with someone with TB. You should not take Taltz if you have an active TB infection.

Indications and Important Safety Information
Indications

Taltz is a prescription medicine used to treat adults with active psoriatic arthritis. Taltz is also a treatment for adults with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis who may benefit from taking injections or pills (systemic therapy) or phototherapy (treatment using ultraviolet or UV light).

Important Safety Information

Do not use Taltz if you have had a severe allergic reaction to ixekizumab or any of the other ingredients in Taltz. See the Medication Guide for a complete list of ingredients in Taltz. If you have a severe allergic reaction, do not take another injection of Taltz.

Taltz is a medicine that affects your immune system and may lower the ability of your immune system to fight infections. Taltz may increase your risk of infections, which can sometimes become serious.

  • Your healthcare provider (HCP) should check you for tuberculosis (TB) before you begin treatment with Taltz and may treat you for TB if you have a history of TB or have TB
  • Your HCP should watch you closely for signs and symptoms of TB during and after treatment with Taltz
Before Starting Taltz

Before starting Taltz, tell your HCP(s) if you

  • are being treated for an infection
  • have an infection that does not go away or that keeps coming back
  • have or have had TB, or have been in close contact with someone with TB
  • think you have an infection or have symptoms of an infection, such as
    • fever, sweats, or chills
    • muscle aches
    • cough
    • shortness of breath
    • blood in your phlegm (mucus)
    • weight loss
    • warm, red, or painful skin or sores on your body
    • diarrhea or stomach pain
    • burning when you urinate or urinating more often than usual
  • have Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis
  • recently received or are scheduled to receive an immunization (vaccine). People who take Taltz should not receive live vaccines. Prior to starting Taltz, consider completion of all age-appropriate immunizations according to current immunization guidelines
  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if Taltz can harm your unborn baby
  • are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if Taltz passes into your breast milk
After Starting Taltz

After starting Taltz, call your HCP right away if you have any of the symptoms of infection listed above. Do not use Taltz if you have any symptoms of infection, unless you are instructed to by your HCP.

Talk to Your Doctor

Tell your HCP about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Serious Side Effects

Taltz may cause serious side effects, including

  • Serious allergic reactions. Get emergency medical help right away if you get any of the following symptoms of a serious allergic reaction:
    • feeling faint
    • swelling of your face, eyelids, lips, mouth, tongue, or throat
    • trouble breathing or throat tightness
    • chest tightness
    • skin rash
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis) can happen during treatment with Taltz, including worsening symptoms. Tell your HCP if you have new or worsening symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease during treatment with Taltz, including stomach pain, diarrhea (with or without blood in stool), or weight loss
Common Side Effects

The most common side effects of Taltz include: injection site reactions, nausea, fungal infections, and upper respiratory infections. These are not all of the possible side effects of Taltz. Tell your HCP about any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

Additional Information

Call your HCP for medical advice about side effects. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Store Taltz in the refrigerator, and protect it from light. Do not freeze Taltz or use Taltz if it has been frozen. Do not shake Taltz.

Taltz is available by prescription only.

Please click to access the full Prescribing Information and Medication Guide. Please click to access Instructions for Use included with your device.

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