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I'm going to inject HGH intramuscular. I only have isotonic

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I'm going to inject HGH intramuscular. I only have
isotonic buffered aqueous saline solution containing sodium chloride 0.75% EDTA 0.01% PHMB 0.0002%
Is it safe?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 1 year ago.
Hello from JustAnswer. Saline for injection usually does not have EDTA or PHMB. Is this saline intended for injection or other purposes, such as contact lens flushing?
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 1 year ago.
I had requested some additional information and have not heard back. The preferred fluid to use to reconstitute HGH for injection is plain water for injection. It is OK to use saline for injection or bacteriostatic saline for injection. However, saline for injection is usually 0.9% and does not have EDTA or PHMB. The bacteriostatic saline usually has benzoyl alcohol as the bacteriostatic compound. If I can provide any further information, please let me know.