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Giving Medicine by
Subcutaneous Injection
Select the Site for Injection
• Sites which can be used are:
─ Backs of the upper arms
─ Abdomen, around the navel
─ Front and side of thighs or upper
─ Back above waist
─ Buttocks
• Stay 1 inch away from the last
• Stay 2 inches away from your navel
or scars.
Do not use areas that are bruised,
tender or swollen.
Inject the Medicine
1. Wash your hands.

2. Clean your skin with an alcohol pad using a circular
motion. Let the alcohol air dry.

3. Remove the needle cap and hold the syringe like a dart.