AUTOINJECTOR SYRINGE INSTRUCTIONS

Imraldi Syringe

HOW TO USE IMRALDI™

THE lMRALDl™ SYRINGE

Available as a 40mg/0.4ml pre-filled syringe1

low volume

CITRATE-FREE

31 days out of the fridge stability1,a – at up to 25˚C (room temperature)

Stainless Steel2 – 29 gauge needle for comfort

 

Wide Flange2 – tacky surface and expanded width for control and stability

Automatic Retracting Needle2 – after injection, automatically retracts for increased safety

Latex Free2 – important for those patients with latex allergies

Patient guide video on how to use the lmraldi™ (adalimumab) pre-filled syringe

aSyringe must be protected from light and discarded if not used within the 31-day period, even if it is returned to the refrigerator.

lNJECTlON SlTE CARE

  • Choose a fatty area for injection:
    Fatty areas, like your stomach, are generally the best injection sites. Fatty areas are good for inserting the needle correctly.
  • Use a different injection site every time:
    When choosing an injection site, select an area that has not recently been used to avoid soreness and bruises. Keeping a diary of where you have previously injected can be helpful.

USlNG THE PRE-FlLLED SYRlNGE

Quick Use Guide

This quick use guide is a shortened version of the patient information leaflet. These instructions are supplied as a guide only.

Please read the full patient information leaflet before you use your syringe for the first time.2

Before you inject, ask your doctor or nurse to show you how to use your pre-filled syringe.

1 WASH HANDS & GATHER SUPPLlES

  • Wash your hands, and place the syringe and
    alcohol pad for disinfection on a clean,
    dry surface.

2 BRING MEDICATION TO ROOM TEMPERATURE

  • Wait 15-30 minutes for your pre-filled syringe
    to reach room temperature, which helps
    reduce your pain during injection.

3 INSPECT MEDICINE & EXPIRATION DATE

  • If your medication is not clear, not
    free of particles, or is expired, do
    not use it.
  • You may see 1 or more bubbles,
    and that is okay. There is no reason
    to remove it.
  • No Particles
  • Clear
  • Not Expired

4 CHOOSE INJECTION SITE & CLEAN SKIN

  • Wash your hands again thoroughly.
  • Choose an injection site on your body. A fatty area,
    such as your abdomen (except the
    area around the navel) or thighs are best.
  • Avoid skin that’s sore, bruised, scarred, scaly, or has
    red patches.
  • Clean the injection site with alcohol pad, and let it dry.
  • Do not touch the area again before the injection.

5 CAREFULLY PULL OFF THE NEEDLE CAP

  • It is normal to see a few drops of liquid come out of the needle.
  • If you do take off the cap before you are ready
    to inject, do not put the needle cap back on.
    This could bend or damage the needle. You might
    accidentally stick yourself or waste medication.

6 PINCH SKIN AND INSERT NEEDLE

  • Gently pinch your skin.
  • Insert the needle all the way at about
    a 45-degree angle.

7 PUSH PLUNGER SLOWLY ALL THE WAY DOWN

  • Hold the syringe steady and press the plunger all
    the way down.
  • Then lift your thumb to let the needle retract into
    the body of the syringe.

8 REMOVE SYRINGE & DISPOSE AS DIRECTED

  • You received your dose if…
    • Needle retracted
    • Plunger was pushed all the way down
    • No medicine leaked out (a small drop is okay)
  • Pull the syringe away from your skin. Confirm that
    the needle has retracted and immediately throw
    away the used syringe in a special container as
    instructed by your doctor, nurse or pharmacist. If
    you are not sure you received the dose, contact your
    doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.