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Menopur Patient Instructions

Questions about Medications or Instructions

If you have questions, please call us at 216-285-5028, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. If you need assistance over the weekend, call the same number to reach our on-call doctor.

Menopur

Storage: Store at room temperature.

Special Considerations: Must be used immediately after reconstituting/mixing. Rotate injection sites.

Dosage and Timing: 75 units, 150 units, 225 units, or 300 units to be taken once or twice daily as instructed by fertility clinic.

Supplies: 3 mL syringe, 27 gauge ½ inch needle, Q-cap, alcohol swabs.

Instructions

  1. Wash your hands and work on a clean, dry surface.
  2. Place a clear “Q-cap” on a 3 mL syringe.
  3. Take one vial of liquid and flip the plastic top off.
  4. Using the syringe with the Q-cap, pull back on the plunger so that you have 1 mL of air in the syringe.
  5. Now push the Q-cap into the top of the vial of liquid until you feel it “click” into place.
  6. Inject the 1 mL of air into the vial of liquid.
  7. Turn vial upside down and withdraw the 1 mL of liquid. Regardless of your Menopur dose, you will always use only 1 mL of liquid per injection. Pull the Q-cap and syringe off the vial. Once you have withdrawn 1 mL of liquid, you can discard that vial of liquid. You will not use the opened vial of liquid again.
  8. Now determine your dose of Menopur and how many vials of Menopur powder you will need:
    1. 1 vial of powder = 75 units Menopur
    2. 2 vials of powder = 150 units Menopur
    3. 3 vials of powder = 225 units Menopur
    4. 4 vials of powder = 300 units Menopur
  9. With your Q- cap still on the syringe, push the Q-cap into the top of the vial of Menopur powder until you hear it click into place.
  10. Inject the liquid into the vial of Menopur powder and swirl gently until all powder is dissolved.
  11. Turn the vial upside down and pull back on syringe until you have withdrawn 1 mL of the medication. Pull the Qcap and syringe off the vial.
  12. If you need to use another vial(s) of Menopur based on your required dose, repeat steps 9 – 11.
  13. Twist the Q-cap off the syringe and twist on the capped needle.
  14. To remove air bubbles, point the needle up and tap the syringe until the bubbles rise to the top. Then push the plunger up slowly until you see the first few drops of medication come out.

Administration

  1. Choose an injection site on your abdomen (see image).
  2. Clean the area with an alcohol swab and allow to dry.
  3. Pinch up the skin.
  4. Insert the needle straight into the skin- do not go in at an angle.
  5. Push the plunger all the way down, then wait 5 seconds before removing the needle from the skin.
  6. Rotation injection sites from day to day.