Subcutaneous Insulin Syringe Injection

A subcutaneous peptide injection is given in the layer between the skin and muscle. Your caregiver chose this kind of shot because of one or more of these reasons:

What to know about insulin syringes

insulin syringe

Where to give a subcutaneous injection

There are many sites that are safe for subcutaneous peptide calculator. Following is a list of the sites where subcutaneous shots may be given:

How do I choose a good place for injection? Any of the following sites may be used: upper arm, abdomen, thigh, lower back. It is important to keep track of the sites you use and to use a different site each time you give a shot. Some sites are preferred for certain peptides. If you are giving shots to yourself you may not be able to use your back or your arm.

What do I need to give a sub q injection

How do I inject into subcutaneous tissue? Please read this section all the way through before giving the shot. It is important to get the general idea of what you are about to do before you begin. You may read this step-by-step procedure again.

hold syringe for inject

How can I get rid of used syringes and needles? Your caregiver may have given you a hard plastic container made especially for used syringes and needles. If you were not given this kind of container, look around your home for a hard plastic container with a screw-on top such as:

How do I get product from the vial? A vial is a small bottle with a plastic or metal top covering a rubber stopper. The vial may hold enough peptide dose for one or more admins. If the vial will be used for more than one dose (a multiple dose vial), make sure you write the date you open it on the vial. The peptide for research may be a powder or a liquid.

Never re-use needles, dispose after use

used needle deterioration

Reconstitute Research Peptides:

  • Remove a syringe from its wrapper. Two syringes are required when begining a new vial. The first syringe is needed to add the liquid, bacteriostatic water in most cases. The second syringe is needed to administer the shot.
  • Take the metal or plastic top off the sterile saline or sterile distilled water vial. Do not take the rubber stopper off.
  • Use an alcohol wipe to wipe the top of the vial with the sterile liquid used to add to the powder. Wipe the top of the vial with the powdered medicine in it. Do not touch the tops of the vials after wiping them.

A vial has a certain amount of pressure in it. When air or liquid is removed, it must be replaced.

  • You need to add air to the vial in the same amount that you plan to take out in order to get the peptide dosage out of the vial. To do this, you must know how much product mg or mcg or iu/units to inject.
  • Pull the plunger on back to the peptide calculator dosage planned to administer.
  • Insert the needle into the vial and push down on the plunger.
  • Once the air has been pushed into the vial, turn the vial, attached to the syringe, upside down. Make sure the tip of the needle is in. The peptide will come back into the syringe and stop at or near the correct place.
  • When you have the correct amount in the syringe, remove the needle and carefully.

Things that may go wrong:

  • If you put in too much air, the plunger will be difficult to push.
  • If you do not put in enough air, the plunger will be difficult to pull.
  • If you are using a multiple dose vial, too much or too little air may have been put in for a previous dose. If so, you will have to adjust your pull or push on the plunger.


You have the right to care for yourself or your loved one at home. To help with this plan, you must first learn how to give a subcutaneous injection. You always have the right to refuse the instructions on this sheet.
The above information is an educational aid only. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.
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