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Intramuscular Injection (Overview)

Intramuscular (im) injection is a shot given in large muscle groups, typically shoulder (deltoid), thigh (vastus lateralis) and/or butt (gluteus). Check out http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/intramuscular_injection & http://www.Drugs.Com/cg/how-to-give-an-intramuscular-injection.Html for more info.


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How long should a intramuscular injection hurt?

How long should a intramuscular injection hurt?

A few days: I'd its a deep muscular injection (like those given in the gluteal region) - it can be sore for 1-3 days. Hope that helps! ...Read more

Intramuscular Injection (Overview)

Intramuscular (im) injection is a shot given in large muscle groups, typically shoulder (deltoid), thigh (vastus lateralis) and/or butt (gluteus). Check out http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/intramuscular_injection & http://www.Drugs.Com/cg/how-to-give-an-intramuscular-injection.Html for more info.


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What is the definition or description of: intramuscular injection?

What is the definition or description of: intramuscular injection?

Shot into muscle!: Intramuscular (im) injection is a shot given in large muscle groups, typically shoulder (deltoid), thigh (vastus lateralis) and/or butt (gluteus). Check out http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/intramuscular_injection & http://www.Drugs.Com/cg/how-to-give-an-intramuscular-injection.Html for more info. ...Read more

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Can a intramuscular injection be given subcutaneously and still work?

Can a intramuscular injection be given subcutaneously and still work?

Perhaps, but depends: Each medication, or parenteral drug or testing such as a tuberculin test has a different purpose and different absorption characteristics. So some have to be given in the muscle and some within the skin layers. So follow the instructions of the manufacturer of the product. ...Read more

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Where on the body can people give themselves an intramuscular injection?

Where on the body can people give themselves an intramuscular injection?

Many sites: Intramuscular injections allow for slow absorption of the active components of an injection as opposed to subcutaneous which is usually faster. The most common sites are the deltoid, biceps, anterior thigh and gluteal region. The anterior thigh is easiest to do yourself. Hopefully whoever prescribed this injection instructed you on how to do it. ...Read more

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Can a pharmacist administer an intramuscular injection?

In India inject in: Almost anything. I had a friend, travel to india, had a sore butt, was referred to someone and the next thing he knew, this guy (who knows what credentials) was sucking some kind of pus or serum out of his butt through a bamboo straw. He felt better. Scary stuff. All bets are off in other countries. Then again, we spend more than twice the amount of any country and r one of the unhappiest of them. ...Read more

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How can you treat pain at an intramuscular injection site?

How can you treat pain at an intramuscular injection site?

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 complications of an im injections are worrisome, so may need checking with the doc. Is an abscess forming; is a cellulitis (infection in surrounding skin tissue)'starting. As with any other problem, c doc if persisted, become red and hot and painful. ...Read more

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If fertility meds, can I give myself intramuscular injection?

IM or subq: Fertility meds can be taken as a pill or an injection. Injections can be either subcutaneous or intramuscular. ...Read more

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How many hours/days does ascorbic acid stay in the body through an intramuscular injection?

How many hours/days does ascorbic acid stay in the body through an intramuscular injection?

Unknown: Ascorbic acid is generally given by mouth and there is much debate on how long it lasts in the human body. The half life is described in the medical literature as being anywhere between 30 min and 17 days. In general we think of vitamin c levels easily reaching capacity and having a relatively short half life which is why we advise for daily oral supplementation. ...Read more

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Can a pharmacist administer intramuscular injection in the buttocks in india?

In India inject in: Almost anything. I had a friend, travel to india, had a sore butt, was referred to someone and the next thing he knew, this guy (who knows what credentials) was sucking some kind of pus or serum out of his butt through a bamboo straw. He felt better. Scary stuff. All bets are off in other countries. Then again, we spend more than twice the amount of any country and r one of the unhappiest of them. ...Read more

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Will an intramuscular injection cause sciatica if it is given in the wrong location on the buttocks?

Will an intramuscular injection cause sciatica if it is given in the wrong location on the buttocks?

Its possible: If the injection was not given on the upper outside area of the buttock. Occasionally though the injection site can irritate the muscle around the sciatic nerve and cause pain. If it does not resolve, I would consider getting an evaluation for this. ...Read more

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What's the risk of sciatic nerve injury in an intramuscular injection to the buttocks?

What's the risk of sciatic nerve injury in an intramuscular injection to the buttocks?

Small: Not that these cannot occur, but considering the number of these types of injections that are done, they are rare - especially done " by the books" or with the proper technique which is by giving it in the upper outer quadrant of the buttocks, away from the sciatic notch where the nerve is.. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the risk of sciatic nerve injury in an intramuscular injection to the buttocks?

Please help! what is the risk of sciatic nerve injury in an intramuscular injection to the buttocks?

Sciatic nerve damage: Sciatic nerve is very deep in the buttock muscles. It is unlikely to be damaged from an intra-muscular injection. When it is blocked for regional anesthesia for foot and ankle surgery, a very long needle has to be used usually 4". ...Read more

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Can neurosyphils be cure by intramuscular injections of penicillin once a week for 3 weeks?

Can neurosyphils be cure by intramuscular injections of penicillin once a week for 3 weeks?

Treatment: Treatment Options for Neurosyphilis The antibiotic penicillin is used to treat syphilis and neurosyphilis. It may be injected or taken orally. The usual regimen lasts 10 to 14 days. The antibiotics probenecid and ceftriaxone are often used in conjunction with penicillin. Depending on your case, you may need to stay in the hospital while being treated. During your recovery, you will need blood tests at the three- and six-month marks. After that, you should have blood tests every year following your treatment for three years. Your doctor will continue to monitor your cerebrospinal fluid levels with spinal taps every six months. Neurosyphilis is especially common in HIV-positive people. This is because syphilitic sores make it easier to become infected with HIV. The Treponema pallidum bacteria interact with HIV in a way that makes it harder to treat the syphilis infection. Those with neurosyphilis who are HIV-positive usually need more penicillin injections and have less chance for a complete recovery. ...Read more

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Is there a way to lessen pain associated with intramuscular injections? I receive weekly shots and it hurts for days afterwards but goes away.

Is there a way to lessen pain associated with intramuscular injections? I receive weekly shots and it hurts for days afterwards but goes away.

Intramuscular Inject: Choosing smaller size needle helps some, adding little lidocaine might numb up the area for few hrs provided it is compatible with the medicine itself. ...Read more

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