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Can HCG mixed with tab water usable?

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Posted on Mon, 11 May 2015
Question: Hi I accidentally mixed my HCG with half tap water bactriostaic water is it still safe to use and would it greatly affect the results. I have also doubled up the dosage since I was only suppose to mix enough for 150 units.
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah (28 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Please,reword this question for best result!

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I am so sorry to hear about this mistake mixing your HCG. Your question is difficult to be understood. I will suggest that you reword it. I will like to hear you say something like:

I had to mix .....quantity of HCG with ........quantity of water. I made a mistake and rather mixed........quantity of HCG with .......quantity of water. With this information, I would be able to make a few calculations and tell you what exact amount of this mixture can be taken to maintain the same dose.

The other option would be to discard and prepare another anew. However, if you think it is expensive and you would not have the funds to pay for another, then provide the above information and I would get back to you and provide more details.

I hope this helps. I hope to hear from you as soon as possible and would provide more details to help you address this.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Follow up: Dr. Ivo Ditah (44 minutes later)
I had to mix 5ml of bacteriostatic water into my HCG. I then proceeded to the next step and misunderstood the instructionsand thought i had to also add 5ml of water as well. So i added the bacteriostatic water and then the tap water i thought it was weird the instructions calling for water so i reread the instructions and realized my mistake by then it was to late and i had already mixed the mixture.
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah (29 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
No, you cannot use it!

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thanks for this follow up clarification. I would say, discard the drug and get a new one. Tap water is never used for injections. Bacteriostatic is basically to guard against germs and mixing with tap water which is not even sterile is a big concern.

I would recommend against using this preparation.

Let me know if you have any further worries!
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Can HCG mixed with tab water usable?

Brief Answer: Please,reword this question for best result! Detailed Answer: Hi, I am so sorry to hear about this mistake mixing your HCG. Your question is difficult to be understood. I will suggest that you reword it. I will like to hear you say something like: I had to mix .....quantity of HCG with ........quantity of water. I made a mistake and rather mixed........quantity of HCG with .......quantity of water. With this information, I would be able to make a few calculations and tell you what exact amount of this mixture can be taken to maintain the same dose. The other option would be to discard and prepare another anew. However, if you think it is expensive and you would not have the funds to pay for another, then provide the above information and I would get back to you and provide more details. I hope this helps. I hope to hear from you as soon as possible and would provide more details to help you address this.