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How To Inject Novarel® 5,000 IU Intramuscularly | Fertility Treatment | CVS Specialty®

[MUSIC PLAYING] Hey, there. I’m Sophia, and I’m
going to walk you through how to inject
Novarel into your muscle or intramuscularly. This method helps the medication
absorb into the bloodstream more quickly. One thing before
we begin, Novarel can also be injected
into the skin or subcutaneously,
so just be sure you know which method your
health care provider has instructed you to follow. These instructions are broken
up into five quick steps. Let’s start by making
sure you’ve got all your supplies ready to go. A vial of no viral 5,000
IU, also known as HCG. A vial of bacterial
static water for diluting, a sterile syringe, a mixing
needle, which may or may not arrive attached to the syringe. 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 1 ML. I’m going to share instructions
on how to mix and inject 5,000 IUs today. But if you need
a different dose, check with your health care
provider on next steps. Now, go ahead and wash
your hands really well with soap and water. You are going to mixed the
diluent with the powdered Novarel. To get started, remove
the caps from both vials, and wipe the tops of each
with an alcohol swab. Unwrap the syringe. If there isn’t a needle
already attached, twist the mixing
needle onto the syringe and 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, 1 CC or 1 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. When you’re done, place
the vial on a flat surface and withdraw the needle. Now, place the vial of powdered
Novarel on a flat surface, and take the syringe
you just prepared and slowly insert the needle
through the rubber stopper. Holding the syringe
at a slight angle, slowly push the plunger
to inject the solution. With the syringe
still inside the vial, gently swirl until the
solution is dissolved. If the solution isn’t clear or
you see any particles floating around, don’t use it and call
your health care provider right away for next steps. 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 your dose. Now, you’re ready
to switch needles. First, remove the
mixing needle, recap it, and twist off the needle
and cap from the syringe. Toss both the vial
and the needle into the sharps container. Next, twist the injection
needle onto the syringe and remove the cap. Point the needle up, and
tap or flick the syringe to remove any air bubbles. 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, and 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 degree angle. Slowly push the
plunger until you’ve injected all of the medication. Do a quick count of 1, 2, 3. Press down firmly on the
injection area with a gauze pad and remove the needle,
and you did it. Nice job. Now, your final step is cleanup. If there’s Novarel
left in the vial, store it in the fridge
for up to 30 days. Then go ahead and toss
to use needle and syringe into the sharps container. And that’s it. Thanks so much for
watching today, take care. [MUSIC PLAYING]

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