How To Inject Cetrotide® | Fertility Treatment | CVS Specialty®

How To Inject Cetrotide® | Fertility Treatment | CVS Specialty®


[MUSIC PLAYING] Hey there, I’m
Sophia, and I’m going to walk you through how to
inject Cetrotide under the skin or subcutaneously. These instructions are broken
up into six quick steps. Let’s start by making
sure you’ve got all your supplies ready to go. A vial of Cetrotide
powder, which can be stored in the fridge
up until the expiration date, a pre-filled syringe
of sterile water, a long mixing needle,
an injection needle, plus alcohol pads, gauze
pad or cotton square, a sharps container,
and a clean surface. 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, you 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. Your next step is to
mixed the Cetrotide, which you can do right after
you take it out of the fridge. Get started by removing
the cap and then wiping the top of the vial
with an alcohol swab. Next, twist off the back end
of the yellow mixing needle cap and the cover from
the pre-filled syringe. Twist the needle
onto the syringe and then remove the needle cap. Place the vial on a flat
surface and insert the needle through the rubber
stopper and into the vial. Slowly push the plunger
to inject the water. With the syringe
still inside the vial, gently swirl until
the solution is clear. If you see bubbles, wait a few
seconds for them to go away. 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. Remove the syringe from the
vial and put the cap back on the mixing needle. Then, twist it off the
syringe and put it aside. You’ll want to make sure
you use the Cetrotide right after mixing it. Twist off the back end
of the injection needle. Twist it onto the syringe
and remove the needle 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. Now you’re ready to inject the
medication, so let’s do it. Hold 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 one,
two, three, and then let go of the skin
you’re pinching. Press down firmly on the
injection area with a gauze pad and remove the needle. Nice job. Now your final step is cleanup. Go ahead and toss the
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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