DOSING INSTRUCTIONS

INTRAMUSCULAR INJECTIONS

How to administer an intramuscular injection.

For this type of injection, medication is administered using a long needle to penetrate the muscle.

This type of injection should be administered in the outer portion of the thigh, so the needle can penetrate the muscle layer. The site should be free of skin lesions, infection, scars or marks, protruding bone, visible veins and nerves. To ease discomfort of this type of injection the site can be iced before cleaning with the alcohol wipe.

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