Inject yourself with Fraxiparine® once a day. Approximately at the same time each day. Did you forget to use Fraxiparine®? You can still inject yourself within 4 hours of the time that you were supposed to us Fraxiparine®. If it has been longer than 4 hours, contact your general practitioner.
You should inject Fraxiparine® directly under the skin, preferably at the front or sides of your belly. Don't inject within 5 cm of your belly button. It is also possible to inject in the upper leg. You can inject in or near a hematoma (bruise), but not near a wound or scar, a limb that has had surgery, or in your afflicted limb.
How to inject yourself with Fraxiparine®
We advise you to follow these steps:
Carefully remove the rubber component from the needle. Do not remove the air bubble in the injector.
Place your fingers near the spot where you want to inject, but do not fold the skin. Stick the entire needle in the site where you want to inject in a 90 degree angle.
Inject the fluid by pushing down the plunger. When you have injected all the fluid and the syringe is empty, wait 5 seconds before carefully removing the needle. Do not rub the injection site. Apply pressure to the site if it is bleeding for a couple of minutes.
Pull the protector over the needle until you hear a click.
Store used needles in a sealed container and bring them to a pharmacy for disposal.