Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex
A nurse or other trained health professional will give you this medicine. It is given as a shot under your skin, usually in the stomach or thighs. You or your caregiver may be trained to prepare and inject this medicine at home. Be sure that you understand how to use the medicine.
You will be shown the body areas where this shot can be given. Use a different body area each time you give yourself a shot. Keep track of where you give each shot to make sure you rotate body areas. This will help prevent skin problems from the injections.
This medicine comes with a patient information leaflet. Read and follow these instructions carefully. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
Check the liquid in the autoinjector pen. It should be clear or colorless. Do not use the medicine if the liquid is cloudy, discolored, or has particles in it.
Use a new needle each time you inject your medicine.
You might not use all of the medicine in each autoinjector. Use each autoinjector only one time. Do not save an open autoinjector.
The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.
The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.
For injection dosage form (solution):
For hypoactive sexual desire disorder:
Adults—1.75 milligrams (mg) injected under the skin at least 45 minutes before a sexual activity. Do not use more than one dose of this medicine within 24 hours. Do not use more than 8 doses per month.
Children—Use is not recommended.
If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double doses.
Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.
Ask your healthcare professional how you should dispose of any medicine you do not use.
Throw away used needles in a hard, closed container that the needles cannot poke through. Keep this container away from children and pets.