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Taltz ® (ixekizumab)
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How should Taltz® (ixekizumab) be stored?
Store ixekizumab in a refrigerator (2 ºC to 8 ºC) within the original box to protect it from light. Do not freeze. Ixekizumab may be stored unrefrigerated for up to 5 days by patients at a temperature not above 30 ºC.
Patients only allowable room temperature storage
If needed, patients/caregivers may store ixekizumab at room temperature not above 30 °C for up to 5 days (120 hours) in the original carton to protect from light.1
The allowable room temperature storage time may be one single 5-day exposure or can be broken up into multiple exposures. There is no limit to the number of room temperature exposures as long as the total time does not exceed 5 days (120 hours) for each individual device.2
Accidental storage outside of refrigeration
If ixekizumab was accidentally exposed to temperatures outside the recommended range of temperature, the user or health care provider should return it to recommended conditions and contact us for an assessment to determine if the product is still acceptable to use.
We will ask you to provide the following information:
- the maximum and/or minimum temperature conditions
- the total time of exposure outside the approved temperature range.2
Impact of freezing
Do not use frozen ixekizumab.1
Freezing temperatures can damage the medicine and the device.2
Do not shake
Do not vigorously shake ixekizumab as this can damage the medicine inside the device.2
Ixekizumab has a shelf life of 2 years.1
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the syringe label and on the outer carton after “EXP”. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.3
Do not use the medicine if it has expired.2
1Taltz [summary of product characteristics]. Eli Lilly and Company (Ireland) Limited, Ireland
2Data on file, Eli Lilly and Company and/or one of its subsidiaries.
3Taltz [patient information leaflet]. Eli Lilly and Company (Ireland) Limited, Ireland
Date of Last Review: 09 May 2023