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.
PREGNYL® (chorionic gonadotropin for injection USP) is a highly purified pyrogen-free preparation obtained from the urine of pregnant females. It is standardized by a biological assay procedure. It is available for intramuscular injection in multiple dose vials containing 10,000 USP units of sterile dried powder with 5 mg monobasic sodium phosphate and mg dibasic sodium phosphate. If required, pH is adjusted with sodium hydroxide and/or phosphoric acid. Each package also contains a 10-mL vial of solvent containing: water for injection with % sodium chloride and % BENZYL ALCOHOL, WHICH IS NOT FOR USE IN NEWBORNS. If required, pH is adjusted with sodium hydroxide and/or hydrochloric acid.
Intramuscular Injection: Provides an extended duration of therapeutic effect and fewer side effects of the kind associated with oral corticosteroid therapy, particularly gastro-intestinal reactions such as peptic ulceration. Studies indicate that, following a single intramuscular dose of 80 mg triamcinolone acetonide, adrenal suppression occurs within 24 - 48 hours and then gradually returns to normal, usually in approximately three weeks. This finding correlates closely with the extended duration of therapeutic action of triamcinolone acetonide.