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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 (Definition)

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 & ...Read more


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Can a pharmacist administer an intramuscular injection?

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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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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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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Etanercept (Definition)

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Enbrel (Definition)

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