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4. Gently pinch the skin at the injection site.

5. Insert the needle straight into the skin.

6. Let go of the skin and give the medicine slowly by
pushing in the plunger.

7. Pull the needle out of your skin and quickly press the alcohol pad
or your finger onto the site. Do not rub the skin.

8. Hold pressure on the site for 30-60 seconds.

Clean Up Supplies
• Put the used syringe and needle into a strong container that has a cap or lid,
such as a bleach or detergent jug. Do not recap the needle.

Talk to your doctor or nurse if you have any questions or concerns.

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