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The appropriate concentration and volume of heparin bolus for intravenous injection ?

The appropriate concentration and volume of heparin bolus for intravenous injection ?

Heparin: This depends on the indication and base on the weight. Check this link to answer your question. http://reference.medscape.com/drug/calciparine-monoparin-heparin-342169. ...Read more

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Why i.V. Injection of vancomycin is given slowly?

Why i.V. Injection of vancomycin is given slowly?

IV vancomycin: It is given slowly to give less discomfort, to give less injury to the vessel wall and thus prevent the antibiotic from going into the tissues and causing damage. ...Read more

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What are the effects from Depo-Provera Medrol (methylprednisolone) + lidocaine in trigger point injections?

What are the effects from Depo-Provera Medrol (methylprednisolone) + lidocaine in trigger point injections?

Quick relief: A trigger point can occur from many factors but it ends in a dysfunctional muscle fiber. The addition of Lidocaine or steroids to just the insertion of the needle into the muscle probable does not result in a better outcome. However the local anesthetic does result in immediate relief if not temporary. In my opinion steroids do not help in this situation. ...Read more

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Why are intramuscular (but not intravenous) injections of rhig contraindicated in thrombocytopenic patients?

Why are intramuscular (but not intravenous) injections of rhig contraindicated in thrombocytopenic patients?

Hematoma: Intramuscular injections in a thrombocytopenic patient would result in bleeding in the muscle and create a hematoma. The same risk is not there with an intravenous injection. ...Read more

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Do steroids epidural injection harm the liver?

Do steroids epidural injection harm the liver?

Not really: Epidural steroid injection should not be harmful to your liver. You should not receive more than three injection per year because long term exposure to steroid can increase your risk of osteoporosis. ...Read more

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Can the same drug have different kinds of toxicity when administered intravenously, subcutanously, intramuscularly, spinally, and so on?

Yes: Absolutely. Different ways of administration will result in different degrees of bioavailability, making the drug and/or metabolites more or less available. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use ultravist injection instead of visipaque injection in renal impairment patients?

Maybe: it depends on the severity of the renal impairment. either contrast should be used with caution and only if the benefits are greater than the risks with moderate to severe renal impairment. ...Read more

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What are the effects of extended use of IV merapenem?

What are the effects of  extended use of IV merapenem?

Merrem: Merrem is an antibacterial antibiotic belonging to the family of carbopenems. It is generally used for skin, intraabdominal and meningitis in children. Usual side effects to look for hypersensitivity reactions, interaction with valproic acid, seizure potential. Clostridium difficile enteritis, caution in hemodialysis patients. ...Read more

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Poor vision after IV infusion of contrast dye?

Poor vision after IV infusion of contrast dye?

Needs evaluation: Rarely contrast dye can knock loose some intravascular deposits which can lodge in narrow vessels and change the function of the part supplied. This has been reported rarely with the ophthalmic vascular supply. Have you ophthalmologist see this immediately to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Are the drugs Decadron (dexamethasone) & solu-medrol the same?

Are the drugs Decadron (dexamethasone) & solu-medrol the same?

Not quite: They are similar but different chemical compounds. Both are glucocorticoid steroids. Solu-medrol is methyprednisolone. Decadron is dexamethasone. They have different dosing requirements. ...Read more

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Alcohol injections or surgery for Morton's neuroma.  Sclerosing alcohol injections are an increasingly available treatment alternative if the above management approaches fail. Dilute alcohol (4%) is injected directly into the area of the neuroma, causing

Alcohol injections or surgery for Morton's neuroma.  Sclerosing alcohol injections are an increasingly available treatment alternative if the above management approaches fail. Dilute alcohol (4%) is injected directly into the area of the neuroma, causing

Alcohol: These injections are very effective as dr kass stated. I have used them and they are an excellent alternative to traditional open surgery . This allows patients to not miss work , no bandaging , less pain, etc. See your podiatrist for assistance ...Read more

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Will alcohol affect an epidural injection?

Alcohol : I would suggest that you do not take alcohol within 48 hours of getting an epidural. Anything closer may affect the proceedings ...Read more

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Could we use ultravist instead of visipaque injection in renal impairment?

Yes: But visipaque is very safe. Literature is divided but I have need using visi since its trials in the early 1990's, and i feel that it is the safest. ...Read more

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What is the safest intravenous administration of the drug epinephrine?

What is the safest intravenous administration of the drug epinephrine?

Close supervision: This is a strange question. IV epinephrine is typically only used in an ICU setting for people who are critically ill. It must be given under constant supervision, as too much will cause death. Epinephrine is also used for severe allergic reactions causing anaphylaxis. In this situation, it is given intramuscularly through an autoinjector (prefilled with the correct amount) ...Read more

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What are the adverse effects of methylcobalamine injection 500 mcg on alternate days for upto 7 injections, can the first dose cause anaphylaxis?

What are the adverse effects of methylcobalamine injection 500 mcg on alternate days for upto 7 injections, can the first dose cause anaphylaxis?

Need 2nd dose: Usually, anaphylaxis (& allergic reactions) requires a SECOND exposure to the foreign substance. The first exposure, which could be decades ago, "primes" the immune system. The second & subsequent exposures cause anaphylaxis. However, methycobalamine (Vitamin B12) is a natural & necessary vitamin, so if u react, it wd b from a preservatives or excipient in the injection. There r few other side eff ...Read more

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Effects of corticosteroid injection to lower back?

Effects of corticosteroid injection to lower back?

Quick fix: This will likely help most people if given at the right place by reducing the inflammation. However this is not a long-term treatment approach due to potentially serious side effects associated with cortisone. ...Read more

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Does radioactive dye injection have side effects of blood infection?

Does radioactive dye injection have side effects of blood infection?

should not: The radioactive dye should be sterile and not cause infection. However, if the site of injection is not cleaned properly or the IV used for the injection becomes infected, there can be a risk of blood infection. ...Read more