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Clean the area of skin where you will give the injection. If
you use alcohol to clean the skin, let it dry. Remove the cap from the
Using your knee, push up the back of your arm to create a
Push the needle all the way into the pinched-up
Lower your knee slightly so that the back of your arm is no
longer pinched up.
Push the plunger of the syringe all the way in. Count to five
before taking the needle out.
Throw away the needle in a sharps container or other solid
plastic container. You can get a sharps container at your pharmacy.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerDavid C.W. Lau, MD, PhD, FRCPC - Endocrinology
Current as ofMay 23, 2016
Current as of:
May 23, 2016
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & David C.W. Lau, MD, PhD, FRCPC - Endocrinology
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