Steroids: If you are using steroids for the first time, ring 0417529678 for
information regarding correct technique and safe dosage. This service is confidential
and free. When injecting steroids, whether water or oil based, they must be
administered intramuscularly, ie: the injection must penetrate the skin and
surface fat to enter the muscle. The most common area to inject into is the
upper-outer quarter of the buttocks.
Injections can also be placed into the outer thigh. Intramuscular injections should be given deep within the muscle and away from major nerves and blood vessels. Water-based steroids are easier to inject than oil-based steroids as the needle on oil-based steroids will sometimes block. Shake all solutions vigorously before drawing up.
As with other GnRH agonists, patients may experience hot flashes. During the first few weeks of treatment, patients may also experience increased bone pain, increased difficulty in urinating, and the onset or aggravation of weakness or paralysis . Patients should notify their doctor if they develop new or worsened symptoms after beginning ELIGARD® treatment. Patients should be told about the injection site related adverse reactions, such as transient burning/stinging, pain, bruising, and redness. These injection site reactions are usually mild and reversible. If they do not resolve, patients should tell their doctor. If the patient experiences an allergic reaction, they should contact their doctor immediately.