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Sometimes you may have to withdraw a medicine from a small vial (bottle) using a syringe. It is important to keep the medicine sterile (germ free) and withdraw the correct dose.
The following steps will help you withdraw medicine from a vial.
Always follow the instructions given by your care team.
For some medications, you may need to use a new, sterile needle to give the medicine. You will remove the needle you used to withdraw the medicine from the vial and replace it with a new needle. The new needle will be smaller than the one used to withdraw the medicine from the vial. Follow the steps below:
Reviewed: March 2022