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HGH Injections Usage Guide

Written by Author - Authors Medical experts of the National HRT Clinic - October 15, 2015

Learning how to use HGH injections the first time is not difficult. The instructions provided here are for the human growth hormones that come in a freeze-dried (lyophilized) powder form. If one of the many injector style pen units was purchased instead, other instructions will be provided.

HGH Injections

The only true form of HGH is provided as an injection that will be administered either subcutaneously or intramuscularly. Human growth hormones are extremely delicate and must be kept away from heat and light. Refrigeration is always required (never freezing) unless one of the few types that do not need this cooler temperature are purchased. Also – do not shake or drop the HGH vial.

By following the directions for how to use HGH injections provided below, most adults will have no problem self-administering this treatment at home.National HRT medical advisors are here to assist with this process and answer any questions about preparing or administering this therapy.

Prepare for Injection

Before learning how to inject human growth hormone, some basic preparation of the medication must first take place.

The lyophilized powder must first be reconstituted as shown below:

  • Water– one bottle of bacteriostatic (sterile) solution will be required (this will be shipped with the medication and all other supplies).
  • Syringes – a large mixing syringe is included. This will be used to draw out the bacteriostatic water and add it to the HGH powder.

See step one in the instructions below for how to proceed.

HGH Injection Dosage

The actual growth hormone injection dosage will be prescribed by the doctor following a careful review of the results of blood testing, physical examination, and the medical history that is provided by the client on the comprehensive questionnaire that will be completed as part of the diagnostic process.

Determining the HGH injections dosage uses calculations that include the level of deficiency as shown in the blood analysis results, a person’s overall health, his or her age, weight, gender, and height, and finally the severity of the symptoms that are present to ensure that the proper amount of medication is prescribed.

This dosage of HGH will most likely stay the same through the entire course of treatment, with the following exceptions:

  • Adults over sixty are often prescribed a lower amount at the start of the treatment, and then work up at a gradual pace to their recommended dosage. This allows the body time to adjust to the HGH therapy.
  • If any side effects from treatment occur, the doctor will typically lower the dosage to reverse these concerns.
  • If the desired results are not forthcoming in the excepted period of time, the amount of human growth hormones administered might be increased.

What Happens if I Overdose?

Some people are concerned about overdosing on their medication, and there is no extreme danger if this was to occur. In order to avoid any undue side effects, it is essential to stick to the HGH injection dosage that has been prescribed by the doctor.

Following all of the instructions in the section below should reduce that risk. For those who need them, putting on a pair of reading glasses might make it easier to see what is being done and how much medication is being drawn into the syringe.

If any adverse side effects are noticed, contact the hormone replacement clinic right away to discuss lowering the dosage that has been prescribed.

HGH Injection Instructions: 10 Steps

Here are the step by step instructions for how to administer HGH injections:

  • Step 1

Remove the cap off of the vial containing bacteriostatic water, wipe the rubber top of the bottle with one of the included alcohol prep wipes, insert the mixing syringe needle into the vial, carefully turn the vial upside down, and slowly pull back on the syringe until the amount of fluid that the medical advisor has instructed for use is extracted.

  • Step 2

Remove the colored plastic cap from the HGH vial and discard it. Insert the mixing syringe containing bacteriostatic solution into the vial containing the human growth hormone powder. Turn the vial sideways so that the fluid will slide slowly down the side of the bottle.

  • Step 3

Remove the syringe and slowly rotate the vial in your hand in a circular motion to mix the solution until all the powder dissolves. DO NOT SHAKE!

  • Step 4

Prepare for the first injection – take a smaller insulin syringe and remove the cap and set it aside – do not throw it away.

  • Step 5

Insert the insulin syringe into the mixed HGH solution, tip the vial upside down, and withdraw the prescribed dosage of medication slowly into the syringe.

  • Step 6

Place the inner cap back onto the needle while you prep the skin for the injection.

  • Step 7

Clean the injection site with an alcohol prep wipe. Use an area above and off to the side of the belly button for subcutaneous injections or on the thigh for intramuscular injections. Discuss the preference for where to inject HGH with the medical advisor before the first treatment.

  • Step 8

Insert the needle into the prepped area on the thigh or belly. Slowly push down on the stopper as the medication exits the syringe and enters the body. Withdraw the needle from the skin.

  • Step 9

Place the cap back on the needle and throw it away into the supplied Sharps container.

  • Step 10

Put the HGH medication away in the refrigerator in a safe place. Some people choose to use a small dish or container to keep the bottle secure from falling over.

These simple instructions make it easy for most anyone to learn how to take HGH injections. If there are any questions or concerns, or having an advisor on the phone during this initial process would be beneficial, please contact National HRT for help.

Medically reviewed by   Reviewers National HRT Staff - Updated on February 26, 2020

Please note that the information provided in this article is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment.