How To Inject Pregnyl® (hCG) Subcutaneously | Fertility Treatment | CVS Specialty®

[MUSIC PLAYING] Hey, there. I’m Sophia and I’m
going to walk you through how to inject
Pregnyl under the skin or subcutaneously. One thing before
you begin, Pregnyl can also be injected
into the muscle or intramuscularly,
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 Pregnyl,
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 at use CC or ML interchangeably. Don’t worry, they’re
just different names for the same amount of volume. For example, 1 CC
is equal to 1 ML. I’m going to share instructions
on how to mix and inject 10,000 IUs today. But if you require
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. 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. First, 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. Next, you’ll mix the medication. You’re going to mix the powdered
Pregnyl with the diluent. 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, slowly inject
the 1 CC of diluent into the vial of
powdered Pregnyl by inserting the needle
through the rubber stopper and slowly pushing 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 the needle into
the sharps container. Next, twist the injection
needle onto the syringe and remove the 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 for your
injection, so let’s do it. Pull 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 1, 2, 3,
and then let go of the skin your pinching. Press down firmly on the
injection area with a gauze pad and remove the needle. Nice work. Now, your final step is cleanup. If there’s Pregnyl
left in the vial, store it in the fridge
for up to 60 days. Then go ahead and toss to
used 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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