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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 syringe.
Using your knee, push up the back of your arm to create a "pinched-up" area.
Push the needle all the way into the pinched-up area.
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.
Last Revised: September 20, 2012
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Jennifer Hone, MD - Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
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