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I was prescribe sumavel dosepro for migraine & got a dose in my arm by my doctor but pamphlet said not arm what can happened?

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Dr. Ian Stein
Neurology
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In brief: Abdomen

It is best given in the stomach where there is subcutaneous tissue.
I do not believe it will cause any problems it is just not as effective.

In brief: Abdomen

It is best given in the stomach where there is subcutaneous tissue.
I do not believe it will cause any problems it is just not as effective.
Dr. Ian Stein
Dr. Ian Stein
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Probably ok

The injector uses air pressure to inject the medicine into the fat under the skin, so the manufacturer recommends the belly fat area (because everybody has fat there).
Most people have fat on the back of the upper arm, so there's probably no noticeable difference if injected there compared to at the tummy. If injected in the arm skin where there is no fat, perhaps more or less drug gets absorbed.

In brief: Probably ok

The injector uses air pressure to inject the medicine into the fat under the skin, so the manufacturer recommends the belly fat area (because everybody has fat there).
Most people have fat on the back of the upper arm, so there's probably no noticeable difference if injected there compared to at the tummy. If injected in the arm skin where there is no fat, perhaps more or less drug gets absorbed.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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