How To Inject Menopur® With Needle Subcutaneously | Fertility Treatment | CVS Specialty®


[MUSIC PLAYING] Hey, there. I’m Sophia, and I’m
going to walk you through how to inject
Menopur under the skin or subcutaneously. These instructions are broken
up into five quick steps. Let’s start by making
sure you’ve got all your supplies ready to go. Depending on your dose, a
vial or more of Menopur. Each vial should contain
powder or a pellet. A vial of Sterile Diluent,
a syringe, a mixing needle, an injection needle, plus
alcohol pads, sterile gauze, a sharps container,
and a clean surface. You may get prescriptions
or supplies that use cc or ml interchangeably. Don’t worry. They’re just different names
for the same amount of volume. For example, one cc
is equal to one ml. Also, check to make sure the
Diluent is clear and doesn’t have any particles
floating around. If you see anything, don’t use
it and call your health care provider right away
for next steps. Now go ahead and wash
your hands really well with soap and water. Then you’re on to preparing the
area where you’ll give yourself the injection. There are a few places where
you can inject your medication under the skin, in
the abdomen just below or to the side of
your belly button or in the leg in the upper
outer area of your thigh. No matter which area you pick,
try to avoid injecting yourself in the same exact spot each time
to lower your risk of a skin reaction and never
inject into any area that’s tender, red,
bruised, or hard. For today, I’ll show you how
to inject in the abdomen, since it’s the most common spot. Use an alcohol wipe to clean
the skin about two inches around the injection area. Then give it a couple of
seconds to dry while you get your medication ready. Up first, you’re going to mix
the Diluent with the powdered Menopur. To get started, remove
the caps from both vials and wipe the tops of each
with an alcohol swab. Unwrap the syringe
and mixing needle. Then remove the needle cap. Next, you’ll draw
air into the syringe. So pull back the plunger
to the amount of Diluent your health care
provider has recommended, usually one cc or one ml. Place the vial on a flat
surface and insert the needle through the rubber
stopper and into the vial. Gently press the
plunger all the way in, which pushes the
air into the vial and makes it easier to withdraw. Then, without
removing the needle, turn the vial upside down. Make sure the tip of the needle
stays submerged in the solution as you slowly pull
back the plunger to withdraw the recommended
amount of Diluent. Now you can remove the needle
and syringe from the vial. Next, place the vial of Menopur
powder on a flat surface. Take the syringe
you just prepared and insert the needle
through the rubber stopper. Then slowly press the
plunger to inject the Diluent into the vial. Without removing
the needle, gently swirl the vial to allow
the powder to dissolve. Then push the plunger down to
remove any extra air that’s in the syringe. You’ll want to use the
solution right after mixing. Without removing the needle,
turn the vial upside down. Make sure the tip
of the needle stays submerged as you
slowly pull back the plunger to withdraw
all of the solution. If your dose is
more than one vial, use the syringe you
just prepared to mix up to five more Menopur vials. There’s no need to
add more Diluent. If you have any questions,
call your health care provider. OK, go ahead and remove
the needle and syringe from the vial and
replace the cap. Next, twist the mixing
needle off the syringe and toss it into the
sharps container. Then remove the wrapper
from the injection needle and twist the needle
onto the syringe and remove the needle cap. To get rid of any air bubbles,
point the needle up and gently pull back on the
plunger or tap or flick the syringe until the
bubbles rise to the top. Then press the plunger
slightly until a tiny droplet of medication appears at
the tip of the needle. A droplet is a good thing. It means your medication
is ready to go. Now you’re ready to
inject the medication. So let’s do it. Hold the syringe in one hand. And with the other hand,
pinch a fold of skin around the injection area. Insert the entire needle
straight into the skin at a 45 to 90 degree angle,
slowly push the plunger until you’ve injected
all of the medication. Do a quick count of one,
two, three, and then let go of the skin
you’re pinching. Press down firmly on the
injection area with a gauze pad and remove the needle. Nice job. Now your final step is cleanup. So toss the used
syringe and needle into the sharps container. And if you have any leftover
Menopur that’s been mixed, go ahead and toss that too. Thanks so much for
watching today. Take care. [MUSIC PLAYING]


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