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Taking BENLYSTA

There are two different administration options to take BENLYSTA: subcutaneous injection (for adults) and intravenous infusion (for adults and children 5 years and older). Talk to your doctor about which option is right for you. 

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Intravenous (IV) Use (BENLYSTA Infusion)

 

When beginning treatment with BENLYSTA IV, it is recommended you receive infusions from a healthcare provider every 2 weeks for the first 3 doses, and every 4 weeks thereafter. Infusions are usually given at a doctor’s office or an infusion center. 

 

 

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Subcutaneous (SC) Use (BENLYSTA Injection) 

 

After being trained by a healthcare provider, you can self-inject BENLYSTA from the comfort of your own home with a once-weekly subcutaneous injection.

 

 

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Your overview of BENLYSTA Dosing Options

Self-Injection Autoinjector (SC) (for adults only)

What?

Medicine that is automatically injected under the skin

  • Self-administered or administered with the help of caregiver

Where?

At home after appropriate training

When?

Once a week

Estimated Time

30 minutes

Self-Injection Prefilled Syringe (SC) (for adults only)

What?

Medicine that is automatically injected under the skin

  • Self-administered or administered with the help of caregiver

Where?

At home after appropriate training

When?

Once a week

Estimated Time

30 minutes

Intravenous (IV) Infusion (for adults and children ages 5 and older)

What?

Medicine given by needle into your vein

Where?

Taken at your doctor’s office or an infusion center

When?

First three doses every 2 weeks, and every 4 weeks thereafter

Estimated Time

1 hour

Frequently Asked Questions

  • The BENLYSTA Co-pay Program helps eligible approved patients with their out-of-pocket costs for BENLYSTA up to $15,000 for 12 months.

    Even if you have insurance, but are not able to afford your medication, the BENLYSTA Co-pay Program may be able to help. Subject to eligibility. Restrictions apply.

     

    Call  1-877-4-BENLYSTA (1-877-423-6597) from 8 AM to 8 PM Eastern Time, Monday through Friday.

     

    OR

    Complete a BENLYSTA Co-Pay Program eligibility check on  

    www.BenlystaCopayProgram.com

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  • Before you receive BENLYSTA, tell your healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if BENLYSTA will harm your unborn baby. You should talk to your healthcare provider about whether to prevent pregnancy while on BENLYSTA. If you choose to prevent pregnancy, you should use an effective method of birth control while receiving BENLYSTA and for at least 4 months after the final dose of BENLYSTA. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you become pregnant during your treatment with BENLYSTA or if you think you may be pregnant.

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