Slightly hold the skin around dont pinch too hard so that the skin is away from the muscle beneath ensuring a subcutaneous injection. This medicine comes with a Medication Guide.
Testosterone is time-released and releases slowly from the injection site over a period of.
Subcutaneous testosterone injection instructions. Giving a subcutaneous injection Locating injection sites Subcutaneous injections can be given in the arms legs or abdomen. Therapy with weekly subcutaneous testosterone produced serum levels that were within the normal range in 100 of patients for both peak and trough levels. Rub the alcohol wipe in a circular motion outward from the injection site to ensure the area is clean.
Clean the injection site skin with a new alcohol swab. Not all injection products are approved for use in children. Read and follow these instructions carefully.
With subq injections youll need to pinch the skin between your thumb and forefinger in the area where you inject. Quickly push the needle all the way into the pinched-up fold of skin. Demonstration in Female-to-Male Transgender Patients.
Pinch it between the fingers and thumb of one hand. Then let it dry in the air. If the patient is a child.
We know that an IM injection peaks your testosterone levels withing 18-24 hours and then sees that level gradually recede back to your standing level in 6-7 days. In fact many physicians schedule injections once a month or twice a month and therefore need to inject intramuscularly. Dose adjustments were made at week 7 to 50 75 or 100 mg testosterone enanthate based on the week 6 total testosterone trough concentration.
To describe our Centers 8-year experience with subcutaneous testosterone SC-T as gender-affirming hormone therapy GAHT in transmasculine and gender-diverse TMGD youth. Check the liquid in the Xyosted autoinjector. Keeping the needle in the vial turn the vial upside down.
Place the syringe at a 90-degree angle to the shot site. Let the skin air dry. Let it air dry.
It should be colorless or slightly yellow. It is important to rotate the sites for injection. Intramuscular testosterone injection is the most common form of androgen supplementation in hypogonadal men.
Insert the needle at a 45 to 90 degree angle to the pinched-up skin. Your testosterone injection may be intramuscular or subcutaneous depending on your unique protocol. After inserting the needle into the muscle lift your hand away from where it is holding the skin.
Once the needle is all the way in slowly press down on the plunger or injection button to inject all the medicine. Wipe the injection site skin with an alcohol swab. A group of 11 participants undergoing female-to-male gender transition were analyzedFindings reveal that weekly subcutaneous testosterone cypionateesteri.
Quickly insert the needle all the way into the pinched skin at a 90-degree angle 45-degree angle if there is not much fatty tissue. Slightly pinch a fold of skin at the spot you chose. Testosterone shots are administered using a small needle designed to deliver testosterone subcutaneously under the skin or intramuscularly in the muscle.
Subcutaneous Injection of Testosterone Is an Effective and Preferred Alternative to Intramuscular Injection. The testosterone is very thick and it will take a minute or two to get the proper amount drawn up. Insert the IM needle into the muscle at a 90 degree angle.
A total of 150 patients were initiated on a 75 mg subcutaneous testosterone enanthate auto-injector self-administered weekly. Pinch a 2-inch fold of skin between your thumb and index finger. Dr Anderson describes how to perform a subcutaneous testosterone injection.
Hold the needle at a 90-degree angle. Hold the syringe the way you would a pencil or dart. The needle should stand straight up from the skin.
If you can pinch about two inches of skin you can inject by holding the needle at a 90-degree angle. Hold the skin around the injection site in the manner described above. Our observations indicate that SC T injections are an effective safe and well-accepted alternative to IM T injections.
Learn why this method is becoming more popular and how it is performed. Give the Injection 1. Talk with the doctor to see if this product may be used in children.
Keeping the vial upside down slowly pull back on the plunger to fill the syringe with the med- ication to the number mL or cc that matches the dose your provider ordered. An injection that places the medication in the subcutaneous tissue right below the skin this allows the medication to absorb more slowly than an IM injection. Clean the injection site skin with an alcohol swab.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions. This is the first report which demonstrated the efficacy of delivering weekly testosterone using this cheap safe and less painful subcutaneous route. The needle should be completely covered by skin.
Choose a site for the injection. Position the needle so the liquid is covering the tip of the needle. If you can only pinch one inch of skin you can inject by holding the needle at a 45-degree angle.
Your nurse or doctor will help you select the best sites to administer your medication. If you are a woman using testosterone enanthate subcutaneous talk with your doctor if you are pregnant plan on getting pregnant or are breast-feeding. An Institutional Review Board IRB-approved retrospective study for 119 TMGD subjects who started SC-T at age 1319 and received SC-T for 6 months.