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b12 intramuscular injection sites

A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Pain from intramuscular injections do not usually last that long.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
NO!!!: Why injecting B12??? No harm, but is there a reason? No benefit except for specific B12 deficiency due to pernicious anemia, celiac disease, intestina ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
50 years experience Internal Medicine
Ice 15 minutes /day: Keep site clean and dry, and apply ice as above, pain med with anti-inflammatory activity (ibuprofen, naproxen) should take care of it. The complicat ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Hematoma: calcified or hardening of the hematoma. Try warm compresses
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
47 years experience Medical Oncology
Same: The injectable B12 is the same formulation for subcutaneous use as for intramuscular use. Both delivery routes are equally life-saving in the treatme ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
Subcutaneous OK: While IM is the standard route, it is also effective when given subcutaneously and is less uncomfortable so it should be fine to give sq. After a few ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Please clarify: What do you mean by wrong syringe? Wrong medication? What medication mistake did you make?
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
It depends: It depends on the medicine injected and the history of the patient.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
Shot into muscle!: Intramuscular (im) injection is a shot given in large muscle groups, typically shoulder (deltoid), thigh (vastus lateralis) and/or butt (gluteus). Che ... Read More

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