Emgality ® (galcanezumab-gnlm) injection

100 mg/mL, 120 mg/mL

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EMGALITY® (galcanezumab-gnlm): Aseptic Techniques During Supply Shortages

During medical supply shortages, Lilly encourages patients to contact their health care provider for assistance.

Injection Aseptic Techniques

Patients should follow the guidance on good aseptic techniques, such as handwashing and use of alcohol wipes, as outlined in the galcanezumab “Instructions for Use.”1,2

Guidance During Medical Supply Shortages

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused widespread medical supply shortages, including alcohol swabs and bottles of 70% isopropyl alcohol.

During shortages, patients should contact their health care provider for suggested alternative aseptic measures.

Injection Site Preparation

As an alternative to the use of alcohol, the WHO recommends the use of soap and water for skin preparation and disinfection of injection sites.3

Enclosed Prescribing Information

EMGALITY® (galcanezumab-gnlm) injection, for subcutaneous use, Lilly


The published references below are available by contacting 1-800-LillyRx (1-800-545-5979).

1. EMGALITY [instructions for use, prefilled pen]. Eli Lilly and Company: Indianapolis, IN; 2019.

2. EMGALITY [instructions for use, prefilled syringe]. Eli Lilly and Company: Indianapolis, IN; 2019.

3. World Health Organization. WHO best practices for injections and related procedures toolkit. Published March 2010. Accessed March 23, 2020. https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/44298/9789241599252_eng.pdf?sequence=1


COVID-19 = coronavirus disease 2019

Lilly = Eli Lilly and Company

WHO = World Health Organization

Date of Last Review: March 27, 2020

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