How To Inject Menopur® With Needle 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 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. Up first, you’re going to mix
the Diluent with the powdered Menopur. Start by removing the
caps from both vitals and wiping the tops of
each with an alcohol swab. Unwrap the syringe and mixing
needle, 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 milliliter. 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. So 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. 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
a 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 one, two, three, 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 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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