Instructions for Use
Injection, for subcutaneous use
Single-Dose Prefilled Syringe
Important: The needle is covered by the gray needle cap before use.
Read the Patient Information for important information you need to know about Neulasta before using these Instructions for Use.
Before you use a Neulasta prefilled syringe, read this important
Storing the prefilled syringe
Using the prefilled syringe
Call your healthcare provider if you have any questions.
Remove the prefilled syringe carton from the refrigerator.
Put the original carton with any unused prefilled syringes back in the refrigerator.
Remove the syringe tray from the carton. On a clean, well-lit surface, place the syringe tray at room temperature for 30 minutes before you give an injection.
Open the tray by peeling away the cover. Grab the blue safety guard to remove the prefilled syringe from the tray.
For safety reasons:
Inspect the medicine and prefilled syringe.
Make sure the medicine in the prefilled syringe is clear and colorless.
In all cases, use a new prefilled syringe and call your healthcare provider.
Gather all materials needed for the injection.
Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water.
On a clean, well-lit work surface, place the:
Prepare and clean the injection site(s).
You can use:
Clean the injection site with an alcohol wipe. Let the skin dry.
Hold the prefilled syringe by the syringe barrel. Carefully pull the gray needle cap straight off and away from the body.
Important: Throw the gray needle cap into the sharps disposal container.
Pinch the injection site to create a firm surface.
Important: Keep skin pinched while injecting.
Hold the pinch. Insert the needle into the skin at 45 to 90 degrees.
Using slow and constant pressure, push the plunger rod until it reaches the bottom.
When done, gently pull the syringe off of the skin.
Important: When you remove the syringe, if it looks like the medicine is still in the syringe barrel, this means you have not received a full dose. Call your healthcare provider right away.
Before you finish!
For your safety, pull the blue safety guard until it clicks and covers the needle.
Once extended, the blue safety guard will lock into position and will not slide back over the needle.
Keep your hands away from the needle at all times.
Discard (throw away) the used prefilled syringe.
Important: Always keep the sharps disposal container out of the reach of children.
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.
This Instructions for Use has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
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