Injection sites

Choosing the correct place to inject is important

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The main injection sites are the thighs, abdomen (stomach), buttocks, or backs of the upper arms

Images of stomach and outer thigh injection sites
Image of buttock injection site
Image of upper arm injection site

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You should not inject in the same site every time

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Rotating injection sites will give each site the opportunity to recover properly and will make injections more comfortable and effective

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One rotation routine is to divide each injection site into halves or quarters and use a different half or quarter every week:

  

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At the beginning of each week, move in a clockwise direction one finger-width from the last injection point

Image of various stomach injection sites
Image of various thigh injection sites
Image of various buttock injection sites

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Talk to your doctor or nurse about the injection sites and rotation routines that are right for you


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