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BENLYSTA Injection Training for SC (Subcutaneous Use)

You can learn to self-administer BENLYSTA. You will be equipped with the steps to self-inject BENLYSTA once you’ve been trained by a healthcare provider. Learn how to store, administer, and dispose of your BENLYSTA SC.

Discover more about BENLYSTA SC

We know that you may need help and answers—especially when it comes to self-injecting BENLYSTA SC.

To fully understand how to use your medication safely and effectively, talk to your doctor about how to inject, and watch this series of videos on the autoinjector and prefilled syringe.

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Nurse Support for Self-Injection 

 

For your first at-home injection

After you’ve been trained by your healthcare provider, one of our trained nurses* from BENLYSTA Cares can help walk you through the step-by-step instructions.

 

As you continue

Even after your first at-home injection, you may still have questions. We’re available by phone for one-on-one refresher training for you or for a caregiver.

 

Want to talk to a nurse or get step-by-step help for your next injection? Call BENLYSTA Cares at 1-877-4-BENLYSTA (1-877-423-6597), from 8 AM to 8 PM Eastern Time, Monday through Friday.

 

Get your free Injection Training Kit. This download will provide you with step-by-step instructions, a diary, and more to support you with your weekly injections.

 

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* Nurses from BENLYSTA Cares do not give medical advice. They are only able to answer questions about BENLYSTA. These may include help with self-injections, guidance for getting BENLYSTA, answers about the co-pay program, and other general information. They will direct you to your healthcare provider for answers to other types of questions.

 

 

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Choose an injection site (abdomen or thigh) as shown in the figure below:

Where to inject

 

Try to avoid:

  • Injecting into the same site every time
  • Injecting areas where the skin is tender, bruised, red, or hard

BENLYSTA SC should be used only 1 time and then thrown away.

 

Do NOT:

  • Inject within 2 inches of the belly button
  • Inject BENLYSTA SC into a vein (intravenously)
  • Share your BENLYSTA SC with other people. You may give other people a serious infection, or get a serious infection from them
  • Shake BENLYSTA SC
  • Use if dropped onto a hard surface
  • Remove the needle cap until right before the injection
  • Use if expiration date has passed

View full Instructions for BENLYSTA SC

Choose an injection site (abdomen or thigh) as shown in the figure below:

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Key Points to Remember

 

  • Before you use BENLYSTA SC, your healthcare provider will show you or your caregiver how to give the injections and review the signs and symptoms of possible allergic reactions.
  • Use BENLYSTA SC once a week on the same day each week.
  • Read the Instructions for Use that come with the BENLYSTA SC prefilled syringe or autoinjector for detailed instructions on injections at home and detailed information on prepping, storing, and disposing of BENLYSTA SC.

View full Instructions for BENLYSTA SC

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Storage and Disposal

 

Storage Instructions:

  • Store autoinjectors and prefilled syringes in the refrigerator at 36° to 46°F (2° to 8°C).
  • Keep BENLYSTA SC in the original package until time of use to protect from light.
  • Do NOT freeze BENLYSTA SC.
  • Keep away from heat and sunlight.
  • Safely throw away medicine that is out of date or no longer needed.
  • If you’re planning a short trip, be sure to speak to your doctor or call 1-877-4-BENLYSTA (1-877-423-6597).
  • Do not use and do not place back in the refrigerator if BENLYSTA is left out for more than 12 hours.
  • Keep out of the reach of children.

 

Disposal Instructions:

Dispose of the used autoinjector and Ring Cap or the pre-filled syringe in a sharps container.

  • Ask your healthcare provider for instructions on how to properly dispose of a filled sharps container.
  • Always keep the sharps container out of the reach of children.
  • Do NOT recycle or throw the sharps container in the household trash.

For more information about safe sharps disposal, and for specific information about sharps disposal in the state that you live in, go to: http://www.fda.gov/safesharpsdisposal.

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In a clinical study in black patients, a reduction in disease activity was seen but was not statistically significant. Consult your healthcare provider to see if BENLYSTA is right for you.

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Remember, after you've been trained by your healthcare provider, our trained nurses* can talk you through the process over the phone. Call BENLYSTA Cares for over-the-phone support, 8 AM to 8 PM Eastern Time, Monday through Friday.

 

Call BENLYSTA Cares 

1-877-4-BENLYSTA (1-877-423-6597)

 

*Nurses from BENLYSTA Cares do not give medical advice. They are only able to answer questions about BENLYSTA. These may include help with self-injections, guidance for getting BENLYSTA, answers about the co-pay program, and other general information. They will direct you to your healthcare provider for answers to other types of questions.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • If you miss your dose of BENLYSTA on your planned day, inject a dose as soon as you remember. Then, inject your next dose at your regularly scheduled time or continue weekly dosing based on the new day injected. In case you are not sure when to inject BENLYSTA, call your healthcare provider. Do not use two doses on the same day to make up for a missed dose.

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  • After you've taken your missed dose, you can take your next dose on the regularly scheduled day. Or, if you prefer, you can start a new weekly schedule from the day that the missed dose was administered.

    For example. If you miss your usual dose on Monday and then take it as soon as you remember on Wednesday, your next weekly dose would be on the following Wednesday, or the following Monday.

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