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Injectables 101: Your Questions, Our Answers

Oct 31

Injectables 101: Your Questions, Our Answers

It is convenient to administer medications via injections, but not everyone knows how to do it properly. The products offered at include two subcutaneous injections: GSH and NAD+ injections.

We've answered the most common questions related to injectables, whether you're a pro or a total newbie.

Injections can be administered in two ways. What are they?

Subcutaneous and intramuscular injections are the two main types of injections.

What is the proper method of administering a subcutaneous injection?

Subcutaneous injections are easier to draw up than you might imagine! The hardest thing is generally the mental hurdle. After your first one, you're all set to go.

Exactly how much do I have to inject every time?

It is important that you always read and follow the directions included in the prescription.

Which disinfection technique should I use before injecting?

To avoid contamination by viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens, it is crucial to adhere to aseptic practices.

What are the proper procedures for disposing of multi-dose vials, syringes, and needles?

Sharps containers that are FDA-cleared should be used to dispose of multi-dose vials, needles, and syringes. This type of container is available in pharmacies, online retailers, health care providers, and medical supply stores. To find out more about alternatives to sharps containers, see the FDA guide.

Don't fill the containers more than 3/4 full. Preventing accidental needlestick injuries begins by not overfilling the sharps container.

Is it possible to reuse needles and syringes?

Needles/syringes CANNOT be reused. Needles and syringes should not be reused on yourself or shared with others. Use a new needle/syringe each time you inject yourself to avoid disease transmission.

According to the CDC, “One Needle, One Syringe, Only One Time”.

The needles/syringes in my vial were used up before I was able to use up the solution in it. Where can I find more?

Nothing to worry about! Several pharmacies and drugstores, such as Walgreens or CVS, sell insulin syringes and/or needles.