Instructions for Use
AIMOVIG® (AIM-oh-vig) (erenumab-aooe)
Injection, For Subcutaneous Use
Single-Dose Prefilled SureClick® Autoinjector
Before you use AIMOVIG SureClick autoinjector, read this important information:
Storing your AIMOVIG SureClick autoinjector
Using your AIMOVIG SureClick autoinjector
AIMOVIG comes as a single-dose (1 time) prefilled autoinjector. Your healthcare provider will prescribe the dose that is best for you.
Before you inject, always check the label of your single-dose prefilled autoinjector to make sure you have the correct medicine and the correct dose of AIMOVIG.
Remove autoinjector from the carton.
Carefully lift the autoinjector straight up out of the carton.
Leave the autoinjector at room temperature for at least 30 minutes before injecting.
Inspect the autoinjector
Make sure the medicine in the window is clear and colorless to slightly yellow.
In all cases, use a new autoinjector, and call 1-800-77-AMGEN (1-800-772-6436)
Gather all materials needed for your injection.
Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water.
On a clean, well-lit work surface, place the:
Prepare and clean your injection site
You can use:
Clean your injection site with an alcohol wipe. Let your skin dry.
Pull the orange cap straight off, only when you are ready to inject. Do not leave the orange cap off for more than 5 minutes. This can dry out the medicine.
It is normal to see a drop of liquid at the end of the needle or yellow safety guard.
Stretch or pinch your injection site to create a firm surface.
Stretch skin firmly by moving your thumb and fingers in opposite directions, creating an area about 2 inches wide.OR
Pinch skin firmly between your thumb and fingers, creating an area about 2 inches wide.
Hold the stretch or pinch. With the orange cap off, place the autoinjector on your skin at 90 degrees.
Firmly push the autoinjector down onto skin until the autoinjector stops moving.
When you are ready to inject, press the gray start button. You will hear a click.
Keep pushing down on your skin. Your injection could take about 15 seconds. When the injection is complete, you may hear or feel a click and the window will turn yellow.
Discard the used autoinjector and the orange cap.
Put the used AIMOVIG autoinjector and orange cap in a FDA-cleared sharps disposal container right away after use. Do not throw away (dispose of) the SureClick autoinjector in your household trash.
If you do not have a FDA-cleared sharps disposal container, you may use a household container that is:
When your sharps disposal container is almost full, you will need to follow your community guidelines for the right way to dispose of your sharps disposal container. There may be state or local laws about how you should throw away used needles and syringes. For more information about safe sharps disposal, and for specific information about sharps disposal in the state that you live in, go to the FDA’s website at: http://www.fda.gov/safesharpsdisposal
Examine the injection site.
If there is blood, press a cotton ball or gauze pad on your injection site. Do not rub the injection site. Apply an adhesive bandage if needed.
What will happen if I press the gray start button before I am ready to do the injection on my skin?
Even when you press the gray start button, the injection will only happen when the yellow safety guard is also pushed into the autoinjector.
Can I move the autoinjector around on my skin while I am choosing an injection site?
It is okay to move the autoinjector around on the injection site as long as you do not press the gray start button. However, if you press the gray start button and the yellow safety guard is pushed into the autoinjector, the injection will begin.
Can I release the gray start button after I start my injection?
You can release the gray start button, but continue to hold the autoinjector firmly against your skin during the injection.
Will the gray start button pop up after I release my thumb?
The gray start button may not pop up after you release your thumb if you held your thumb down during the injection. This is okay.
What do I do if I did not hear a click after pushing the device down on my skin for 15 seconds?
If you did not hear a click, you can confirm a complete injection by checking that the window has turned yellow.
Whom do I contact if I need help with the autoinjector or my injection?
One Amgen Center Drive
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320-1799 USA
U.S. License No. 1080
Amgen Inc. (Thousand Oaks, CA 91320), and
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (East Hanover, NJ 07936)
© 2018–2019 Amgen Inc. All rights reserved.
This product contains dry natural rubber
Do not reuse
consult accompanying documents
This Instructions for Use has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.