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How To Inject Menopur® With Q-Cap Intramuscularly | Fertility Treatment | CVS Specialty®


[MUSIC PLAYING] Hey, there. I’m Sophia, and I’m
going to walk you through how to inject
Menopur into your muscle, or intramuscularly. This method helps the medication
absorb into the bloodstream more quickly. 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 Q-Cap for mixing, an injection needle. Plus alcohol pads, a
gauze pad or cotton square, 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 1cc
is equal to 1ml. 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. First, you’re going to mix
the diluent with the powdered Menopur. Start by removing the
caps from both vials and wiping the tops of
each with an alcohol swab. Then, peel open the Q-Cap pack. You’re going to want to
keep it in the package for the next step. Just be sure not to
touch the spiky part. Next, place the diluent
on a flat surface and hold the sides of the vial. With your other hand,
turn the Q-Cap pack over and place the open part
on top of the vial. Push the spiked end straight
down through the rubber stopper and into the vial until
it snaps into place. If the Q-Cap falls
out of its package, toss it and use a new one. Once the Q-Cap is
securely in place, go ahead and remove
its packaging and toss it in the trash. Be careful not to touch the
connector end of the Q-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, 1cc or 1ml. Place the tip of the syringe
into the connector end of the Q-Cap and twist
clockwise until it’s tight. Gently press the
plunger all the way in, which pushes the
air into the vial and makes the diluent
easier to withdraw. Without removing the Q-Cap, turn
the vial upside down and slowly pull back the plunger to
withdraw the recommended amount of diluent. Then, go ahead and turn
the vial right side up and pull on the syringe
barrel to remove both the syringe and Q-Cap
from the vial as one unit. Just be careful not to pull on
the plunger during this step. Next, place the vial of Menopur
powder on a flat surface. Take the syringe
you just prepared and slowly insert the spiked end
of the Q-Cap through the rubber stopper and into the vial until
it snaps in place once again. Then, slowly press the
plunger to inject the diluent into the vial. Without removing
the Q-Cap, 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 Q-Cap, turn
the vial upside down and slowly pull back the plunger to
withdraw all of the liquid. Be careful not to
pull the plunger out of the syringe barrel. If your dose is more than
one vial, used a 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. Once everything is
mixed, twist the syringe to remove it from the Q-Cap. Toss the Q-Cap and vial
into the sharps container. Then, remove the wrapper
from the injection needle, twist the needle
onto the syringe, and then 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. Recap the injection
needle, and set it aside. Now, you’re ready to move on to
preparing your injection area. OK. So there are few places where
you can inject your medication into the muscle. For today, I’ll show you how
to inject into your butt. You might find it’s helpful to
have someone else administer the injection. But if you’re planning
to do it yourself, use a mirror so it’s easier to
see what’s going on back there. To start, select
a location that’s within the upper outer quadrant
of either side of your butt. Keep track of which side
you inject, since you’ll switch sides each day. Never inject into an area that’s
tender, red, bruised, or hard. Giving yourself a
shot in the muscle can be a bit uncomfortable,
so before you start, apply ice or a frozen bag of
veggies for a few minutes to numb the area. When you’re ready,
use an alcohol wipe to clean the skin about
two inches around the injection area. Then give it a couple
of seconds to dry. Now, you’re ready for the
injection, so let’s do it. Remove the needle cap and hold
the syringe with one hand. Then, use the thumb and index
finger from your other hand to firmly stretch the skin
around the injection area. Using a quick, dart-like
motion, insert the entire needle straight into the skin
at a 90-M degree angle. Slowly push the
plunger until you’ve injected all of the medication. Do a quick count of 1, 2, 3,
and then, remove the needle and press down firmly
on the injection area with a gauze pad. Nice job! Now, your final step is cleanup. So tossed 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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