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Last update: January 2017

Praluent is given as an injection just under the skin, by a pen already filled with the medicine, usually every two weeks. With patience and practice, as you get used to it, injections with Praluent can become routine.

Click here to view a printable version of the injection guide.

Tips

Before using Praluent think about what works for you:

  • What is going to be the best time of day for you?
  • Where is a comfortable and well-lit place?
  • What types of clothing will allow easy access when you need to inject?

Remember to inject yourself in a different place from the last time. This can help stop your skin getting sore and your injections becoming uncomfortable.

A calendar, a reminder on your mobile phone, or a diary can help you remember to inject your Praluent when it is due.

DO'S DON'TS
Keep the Praluent pen out of the sight and reach of children Do not touch the yellow safety cover
Read all of the instructions carefully before using the Praluent pen Do not use the pen if it has been dropped or damaged
Follow these instructions every time you use a Praluent pen Do not use the pen if the blue cap is missing or not securely attached
Store unused pens in the refrigerator at 2°C to 8°C Do not re-use a pen
Keep the pen in the outer carton in order to protect it from light Do not shake the pen
Refer to the Patient Information Leaflet for detailed storage conditions Do not freeze the pen

Reference

  1. Roth EM, et al. Patient and Physician Perspectives on Mode of Administration of the PCSK9 Monoclonal Antibody Alirocumab, an Injectable Medication to Lower LDL-C Levels: Clin Ther 2015