Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why won’t my injection start with the Metoject® PEN?
    • Metoject® PEN contains a safety device which requires sufficient pressure to be applied to the skin to unlock the yellow release button. The injection site surface must be firm throughout the process. Once activated, maintain pressure during the injection without moving the PEN for at least 5 seconds.

  • What should I do if there is drop of liquid on the tip of the needle?
    • Occasionally a small drop of liquid may be visible on the tip of the needle once you have removed the protection cap. This is completely normal and nothing to worry about.

  • How many doses are in the Metoject® PEN?
    • The PEN is a single use device and will deliver only one dose. The PEN device should be disposed of after administration.

  • How do I store Metoject® PEN?
    • Metoject® PEN is stored at room temperature (less than 25°C). It can be kept in the fridge (minimum temperature 2°C) but should be allowed to warm to room temperature before administration. It can be stored for up to two years from date of manufacture.

  • What do I need to know when travelling with Metoject® PEN?
    • Metoject® PEN should be stored at room temperature. However, if the room temperature rises above 25°C, then store in a cooler, dry place or in a fridge (minimum temperature 2°C).

      When flying, Metoject® PEN must always be carried in your hand luggage. If required by the airline, ask your doctor for a letter confirming you are on this prescribed medication.

      If you need any vaccinations before travelling, please check with your nurse FIRST.

      If you develop diarrhoea and/or vomiting whilst on holiday, stop taking Metoject® and seek medical advice.

For further information and administration instructions, please refer to the full adult or parent and child administration guidelines on the Metoject® administration page, or speak to your pharmacist, nurse specialist or GP.