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FSH + Menopur IM Patient Instructions

View Instructions For:  Menopur Follistim IM        Menopur Gonal-F IM

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Follistim and Menopur for Intramuscular (IM) Injection

Special Considerations: Rotate injection sites. Inject into the deltoid muscle.

Supplies: 3 mL syringe, 25 gauge 1½ inch needle for injection, Q-cap, Follistim pen with pen needles, alcohol swabs.

Instructions

  1. Prepare Follistim and Menopur:
    1. Place Follistim cartridge into Follistim pen and dial up to correct dose.
    2. Mix Menopur as directed.
    3. Refer back to instructions for Follistim and Menopur and prepare as directed.
  2. Mix Follistim and Menopur:
    1. Dial up to the correct dose of Follistim on Follistim pen and attach pen needle.
    2. Clean the already mixed vial of Menopur with an alcohol swab.
    3. Inject the Follistim dose into the vial of already mixed Menopur. Swirl vial gently to mix.
    4. Attach 25 gauge 1 ½ inch needle to a 3 mL syringe.
    5. Clean top of vial with both medications in it with an alcohol swab.
    6. Puncture vial with Follistim and Menopur and draw up all fluid in the vial for injection.
  3. Administration of Follistim and Menopur:
    1. Choose an injection site on your deltoid. (see image)
    2. Clean the area with an alcohol swab and allow to dry.
    3. Insert the needle straight into the skin- do not go in at an angle.
    4. Push the plunger all the way down, then wait 5 seconds before removing the needle from the skin.
    5. Rotation injection sites from day to day.

Gonal-F and Menopur for Intramuscular (IM) Injection

Special Considerations: Rotate injection sites. Inject into the deltoid muscle.

Supplies: 3 mL syringe, 25 gauge 1½ inch needle for injection, Q-cap, pen needles for Gonal-F, alcohol swabs.

Instructions

  1. Prepare Gonal-F and Menopur:
    1. Take Gonal-F pen out of the refrigerator and dial up to correct dose.
    2. Mix Menopur as directed.
    3. Refer back to instructions for Gonal-F and Menopur and prepare as directed.
  2. Mix Gonal-F and Menopur:
    1. Dial up to the correct dose of Gonal- F on pen and attach pen needle.
    2. Clean the already mixed vial of Menopur with an alcohol swab.
    3. Inject the Gonal-F dose into the vial of already mixed Menopur. Swirl vial gently to mix.
    4. Attach 25 gauge 1 ½ inch needle to a 3 mL syringe.
    5. Clean top of vial with both medications in it with an alcohol swab.
    6. Puncture vial with Gonal-F and Menopur and draw up all fluid in the vial for injection.
  3. Administration of Gonal-F and Menopur:
    1. Choose an injection site on your deltoid (see image).
    2. Clean the area with an alcohol swab and allow to dry.
    3. Insert the needle straight into the skin- do not go in at an angle.
    4. Push the plunger all the way down, then wait 5 seconds before removing the needle from the skin.
    5. Rotation injection sites from day to day.