Epogen injection - first time - how to give?

  1. Hello, I have a new patient on epogen injections. Which site do I use and can I give this along with lovenex in the abdomen- subQ ? Thank you !
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  3. by   letina
    Quote from Betty555
    Hello, I have a new patient on epogen injections. Which site do I use and can I give this along with lovenex in the abdomen- subQ ? Thank you !
    Epogen injections can be given subQ in the outer upper arms, front of thighs, or abdomen. If you are injecting in the abdomen, just be sure to not be too close to the umbilicus. If you're giving Lovenox also, you could still give Epogen in the abdo, just not in the same site.
  4. by   gitterbug
    Letina is correct.
  5. by   rajeshkaugustine
    it can be given as same as how an insulin injection is giving
  6. by   NRSKarenRN
  7. by   cookie102
    i have had patients c/o epogen burning , so give it slowww.
  8. by   Hoozdo
    Quote from cookie102
    i have had patients c/o epogen burning , so give it slowww.
    As a former frequent user of Procrit, (basically same drug as epogen), I can say the reason it burns is because you inject it cold. If you can roll it between your hands a couple of minutes or let it get to room temperature, it is painless as an insulin injection.

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