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masso 23 Apr 2016

You may also store injection pens at room temperature, away from moisture and heat, for up to 4 weeks before use.

How should I use Tanzeum?
Take Tanzeum exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not use this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Tanzeum comes with patient instructions for safe and effective use. Follow these directions carefully. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.

Tanzeum is injected under the skin. You will be shown how to use injections at home. Do not self-inject this medicine if you do not understand how to give the injection and properly dispose of used needles and syringes.

You may use Tanzeum with or without food.

The Tanzeum prefilled injection pen comes in a strength of 30 milligrams (mg) or 50 mg. The pen contains powder medicine and a liquid that must be mixed before you give the injection. Each pen strength has a certain "wait" time to allow the powder to completely dissolve after mixing. The 30-mg pen needs 15 minutes of wait time, and the 50-mg pen needs 30 minutes of wait time. Mixed medicine must be used within 8 hours.

If you are using the injections at home, be sure you understand how to properly mix the medicine. Read all patient information, medication guides, and instruction sheets provided to you. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.

Do not mix Tanzeum together with insulin in the same injection.

Tanzeum is usually given only one time per week. Use the medicine on the same day each week if possible. Allow at least 4 days to pass between doses.

Use a different place on your stomach, thigh, or upper arm each time you give the injection. Your care provider will show you the best places on your body to inject the medication. Do not inject into the same place two times in a row.

Never share an injection pen or cartridge with another person. Sharing injection pens or cartridges can allow disease such as hepatitis or HIV to pass from one person to another.

Each single-use injection pen is for one use only. Throw away after one use, even if there is still some medicine left in it after injecting your dose. Follow any state or local laws about throwing away used needles and syringes. Use a puncture-proof "sharps" disposal container (ask your pharmacist where to get one and how to throw it away). Keep this container out of the reach of children and pets.

Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) can happen to everyone who has diabetes. Symptoms include headache, hunger, sweating, confusion, irritability, dizziness, or feeling shaky. Always keep a source of sugar with you in case you have low blood sugar. Sugar sources include fruit juice, hard candy, crackers, raisins, and non-diet soda. Be sure your family and close friends know how to help you in an emergency.

If you have severe hypoglycemia and cannot eat or drink, use a glucagon injection. Your doctor can prescribe a glucagon emergency injection kit and tell you how to use it.

Also watch for signs of high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) such as increased thirst, increased urination, hunger, dry mouth, fruity breath odor, drowsiness, dry skin, blurred vision, and weight loss.

Check your blood sugar carefully during times of stress, travel, illness, surgery or medical emergency, vigorous exercise, or if you drink alcohol or skip meals. These things can affect your glucose levels and your dose needs may also change. Do not change your medication dose or schedule without your doctor's advice.

Storing unopened injection pens: Keep in the carton and store in a refrigerator, protected from light. Throw away any Tanzeum not used before the expiration date on the medicine label.

You may also store injection pens at room temperature, away from moisture and heat, for up to 4 weeks before use.

Do not freeze Tanzeum, and throw away the medication if it has become frozen.

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