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Stopper Leaking


#1

Hey guys, the last couple times I've drawn up T I noticed that my vial has a small leak in the stopper. I hold the vial upside-down as most do. It leaks a couple drops each time I draw--probably a negligible amount, but I still don't like it. I get 6cc vials (6 weeks worth) from my doc and I inject 2x/wk, so the stopper is kind of used-and-abused by the time the vial is empty.

Is there anything wrong with holding the vial upright while you draw and putting the needle to the bottom, as you would with an ampule? I switch needles before I inject so it's not really a problem if I bang against the vial and dull it...


#2

Mine do the same thing....don't think it is much of an issue. Try to hit the stopper in different parts if possible. The only thing I've noticed is that sometimes a little piece of the stopper will come off - which you certainly don't want in your body - if you hit the same spot over and over.