Rekovelle® is delivered in micrograms with a specifically designed pre-filled pen. The pen delivers a precise dose of Rekovelle® with intervals of 0.33 micrograms. 3 cartridge sizes are available:
• 12 micrograms/0.36 mL
• 36 micrograms/1.08 mL
• 72 micrograms/2.16 mL
Step-by-step instructions for patients about how to use the Rekovelle® Pen are set out below.Please see attached IFU for patients
Patients can also review this on-line guide at their leisure in the Rekovelle® patient support section of this website.
Rekovelle® Pen user guide:
Here are all the components that make up your Rekovelle® pen
Preparing and priming the Rekovelle® pre-filled pen
Wash and dry your hands before using your pen. Pull off the pen cap. Remove the protective foil from a new needle and screw, or click, the needle onto your pen. Remove the protective outer cap and inner needle cap from the needle. Don’t throw away the outer cap – you’ll need it later.
You must prime each new Rekovelle® pre-filled pen before first use to remove any air bubbles that may be in the cartridge; if you have already used your pen, proceed to Step 5 now. To prime a new pen, turn the dose knob until the droplet symbol lines up with the dose indicator.
Hold the Rekovelle® pre-filled pen with the needle pointing upwards and gently tap the cartridge holder to remove trapped air.
Press the injection button all the way in until you see the number ‘0’ lined up with the dose indicator and a droplet of liquid appears at the needle tip. If no droplet appears, repeat Steps 2 to 4 until a droplet appears.
Setting your dose and giving your injection
Turn the dose knob clockwise to the dose prescribed by your healthcare professional. Each line on the dose scale will change the dose by 0.33 micrograms. If you have any doubts about setting the correct dose, speak to your healthcare professional.
If you accidentally set the wrong dose, it is easily corrected by turning the dose knob in either direction until the correct dose lines up with the dose indicator.
To inject your dose, clean the injection site with an alcohol swab. Pinch a small amount of skin and insert the pen needle using the injection technique recommended by your healthcare professional with the dose window visible. Press the injection button all the way in and hold. When you see the number “0” lined up with the dose indicator, wait for 5 seconds before releasing the injection button. After 5 seconds, slowly remove the needle from the injection site.
Remove the used needle from the pen by carefully reattaching the outer needle cap and unscrewing the needle. Dispose of the used needle carefully, as advised by your healthcare professional. Replace the pen cap onto the Rekovelle® pen.
UK-RMMH-2000016 Date of preparation: May 2020