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Intramuscular Injection

INTRAMUSCULAR INJECTIONS

Intramuscular injections are absorbed more fast than subcutaneous injections because body muscles contain more blood supply.

Intramuscular injections ae mostly administered through 2 muscles, Those are

                 1. Gluteus Muscle ( Gluteous maximus, Gluteous medius, Gluteous minimus )
                 2. Deltoid Muscle

Gluteus Muscle :

  • 1ml - 3ml volume of medication can be administered through the intramuscluar ( Gluteus medius and Gluteus maximus muscle ) for well developed muscle in adults.
  • 1ml - 2ml  volume of medication can be administered through the intramuscular ( Gluteus medius and Gluteus maximus muscle ) in less developed muscle in adults
  •  For Intra muscular injection 1 1/2inches or 2l Gauge and 22 Gauge size needle is used

Deltoid Muscle :

  • 0.5ml - 1ml volume of medication can be adminstered through the deltoid muscle.
  • For deltoid muscle injections 23 Gauge or 25 Gauge needle or 1 inch needle is used

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