Keep the plunger fully pressed down while you carefully pull the needle straight out from the injection site and let it go off your skin. Slowly release the plunger to allow the needle guard to automatically cover the needle. If there is any blood, press a cotton ball over the injection site and cover with a bandage, if needed. Do not rub the injection site.
Discard your used prefilled syringe in an FDA-cleared sharps disposal container immediately after use. If you do not have an FDA-approved sharps container, you may use a container that:
- Is made of a heavy-duty plastic
- Can be closed with a tight-fitting, puncture-resistant lid, without sharps being able to come out
- Is upright and stable during use
- Is leak-resistant
- Is properly labeled to warn of hazardous waste inside the container