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Injecting with Autoject®2 for Glass Syringe

Tips for injecting with the autoject®2 for glass syringe

Both daily COPAXONE® 20 mg and 3-times-a-week COPAXONE® 40 mg are given by a subcutaneous injection that goes just beneath the skin.1 The autoject®2 for glass syringe is an automatic injection device that helps to make Teva's COPAXONE® injections more convenient to take. The device hides the needle, allowing you to deliver COPAXONE® at the touch of a button. It can also help with hard-to-reach areas on your body.

The autoject®2 for glass syringe is available free through Shared Solutions® with a doctor's prescription. Each COPAXONE® Pre-filled Syringe is to be used for 1 injection only.

Shared Solutions® has been great from the start. They sent a wonderful nurse to help me learn how to do the injections…

-Jason, Teva Survey Respondent

Finding the right depth settings

Finding the right depth setting for each injection area can help make your injections more comfortable. The average depth setting for subcutaneous injections is 6. Keep in mind that different areas of your body may require different depth settings. And changes in weight and size may also impact your depth settings. So be sure to speak with your doctor to determine the best depth setting for your injections.

  • Recommended depth settings

  • Amount of "fatty" tissue
    autoject®2 for glass syringe
  • Pinch less than 1 inch
    (lean or muscular part of the body)
    4-5
  • Pinch 1 inch
    6
  • Pinch 2 inches
    8
  • Pinch >2 inches
    10

And always keep in mind…

  • DO NOT pinch up the skin when you inject with the autoject®2 for glass syringe.
  • Using depth settings that are too deep or too shallow may contribute to injection site reactions.
  • A change in weight (ie, enough to affect your clothing size) may mean you need to adjust your depth settings.
  • If you notice a red ring imprint on your skin after you remove the autoject®2 for glass syringe, you may be using more pressure than you need.
  • Make sure to use only light pressure with the autoject®2 for glass syringe—just enough to release the safety mechanism.
  • If you are injecting in an area that you have used in the last 7 days, be sure to choose a site that is at least 2 inches away from the site where you last injected.
  • If you have used your autoject®2 for glass syringe for longer than 3 years or for more than 1,000 injections, it's time to call Shared Solutions® at 1-800-887-8100 for a new one (available with a prescription).

Watch our injection training video to see how to apply these tips.

Please see full Prescribing Information.

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