Decapeptyl Instructions

The following information is a general guide only. Please follow specific dose and usage instructions from Fertility First nursing staff at the time of treatment.

Decapeptyl is an injection used in IVF/ICSI cycles.

Each pre-filled syringe containing Decapeptyl is for single use only

Store Decapeptyl in your refrigerator between 2°C and 8°C in its original container.

DO NOT store in the freezer.

Do not use Decapeptyl after the expiry date.

Step 1: Preparation

Wash and dry your hands thoroughly

Remove the seal from a new single-use needle.

Remove the grey protective cap and remove any bubbles.

Step 2: Injection

Decapeptyl is given as a subcutaneous injection (under your skin) in the lower abdominal area.

Clean the injection area with an alcohol swab.

Pinch a fold of skin between your thumb and forefinger and insert the needle fully at a 90° angle of the syringe

Keep the needle in the skin for 10 seconds after injecting and then withdraw the needle and discard immediately into your sharps container.

Please be advised that when in doubt or if you have any questions or concerns, it is always best to contact the Nurses at the clinic and speak to them directly.

Please note that the after hours number is strictly reserved for emergencies only.