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When can I remove the Neulasta Onpro?

How to remove Neulasta Onpro (Neulasta on-body injector)? How do I discard the Neulasta Onpro ?

Medically reviewed by Melisa Puckey, BPharm. Last updated on Aug 4, 2020.

Official Answer

by Drugs.com

When can I remove the Neulasta Onpro?

You can remove the Neulasta on-body injector when the Neulasta dose delivery is finished, which is when there has been a long beep and the status light is a solid green with NO flashing, or the status light has switched off.

Neulasta Onpro delivery:

  • The Neulasta on-body injector starts delivering the Neulasta dose 27 hours after the Neulasta on-body injector has been applied to the skin.
  • When the Neulasta on-body injector is delivering the dose the green light will be rapidly flashing, the delivery process takes about 45 minutes to complete.
  • You can remove the Neulasta Onpro when on-body injector dose delivery is complete.
  • You can tell that Neulasta Onpro on-body injector dose delivery is complete when there is a long beep and the status light is a solid green with NO flashing, or the status light has switched off.
  • Once this occurs you can remove the on-body injector.

How do you remove the Neulasta Onpro (Neulasta on-body injector)?

The best way to remove the Neulasta on-body injector is to grasp the edge of the adhesive pad and slowly peel the on-body injector away from the skin.
Do NOT grab the on-body injector and try to pull it away from the skin.

Once you have removed the on-body injector it is a good idea to inspect the device for any sign of leakage or if the adhesive is wet, as the device may have malfunctioned. If there is any sign of leakage you may not have received the full amount of Neulasta and a replacement dose may be required, therefore it is important to contact your health care provider immediately.

How do I dispose of the Neulasta Onpro?

The Neulasta Onpro should be disposed of in a sharps disposal container as it contains a needle.

Bottom line:

  • The Neulasta on-body injector (OBI) should be removed when the dose has been completely delivered, you should hear a long beep, the status light should be a solid green or switched off.
  • Remove the on-body injector by grasping the edge of the adhesive pad and slowly peel it away from the skin. Inspect the on-body injector for any signs of malfunction.
  • Dispose of the on-body injector into a sharps container.
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