Read the Patient Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before starting this medication and each time you get a refill. You will be trained by a healthcare professional on how to properly use this medication. Learn and understand all preparation and usage instructions. If you have any questions regarding this information, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Inject under the skin (subcutaneously) or into a muscle (intramuscularly) exactly as directed by your doctor. The dosage and length of treatment are based on your medical condition, response to therapy, and other medications you may be taking. Be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). Be sure to keep all medical appointments so your doctor can closely monitor your response to determine the dosage that is right for you. The manufacturer recommends that your dose should not exceed 450 international units per day and that the medication should not be used for more than 12 days per treatment cycle. Do not change the dose or use this drug for a longer period than prescribed unless instructed by your doctor.
Follow all instructions for proper mixing with the correct fluid provided with this medication. Use the solution immediately after the medication is mixed. Before using, check the solution visually for particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid. Discard any unused solution. If you have questions regarding the use of this medication, consult your pharmacist.
Wash hands with soap and water before using this medication. Before injecting each dose, clean the injection site with rubbing alcohol. It is important to change the location of the injection site daily to avoid discomfort or problem areas under the skin.
Learn how to store and discard needles and medical supplies safely. Consult your pharmacist for more information.
Use this medication exactly as directed by your doctor in order to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same time each day. Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions about your therapy.