- 1 How do you give a shot in the thigh?
- 2 Is vitamin B12 injections subcutaneous or intramuscular?
- 3 How do you inject B12?
- 4 Where do you inject in the thigh?
- 5 How long do B12 injections last?
- 6 What happens if a subcutaneous injection goes into the muscle?
- 7 What size needle is used for intramuscular injection?
- 8 Where is the best place to give a B12 injection?
- 9 Where does a B12 shot get injected?
- 10 Can I take B12 shots weekly?
- 11 Do thigh injections hurt?
- 12 How do you inject insulin into your thigh?
- 13 Where do you inject steroids in your thigh?
How do you give a shot in the thigh?
Giving an IM injection into the Vastus lateralis site
- To find the thigh injection site, make an imaginary box on the upper leg. Find the groin.
- Find the top of knee.
- Stretch the skin to make it tight.
- Insert the needle at a right angle to the skin (90°) straight in.
- Up to 2ml of fluid may be given into this site.
Is vitamin B12 injections subcutaneous or intramuscular?
Cyanocobalamin is usually administered by IM or deep subcutaneous injection. If the drug is administered subcutaneously, care should be taken to avoid injection into the dermis or upper subcutaneous tissue. Because the drug is excreted more rapidly after IV injection, the IV route should be avoided.
How do you inject B12?
The usual dose for pernicious anemia-associated vitamin B12 deficiency is 100 mcg given as an injection into the muscle or under the skin once daily for 6-7 days. Then the dose may be given every other day for 7 doses followed by every 3-4 days for around 3 weeks. Then, 100 mcg should be injected every month for life.
Where do you inject in the thigh?
Typically, people who need to self-administer injections use the vastus lateralis muscle in the thigh. To locate the correct spot, imagine dividing the thigh vertically into three equal parts. Give the injection into the outer top part of the middle section.
How long do B12 injections last?
If your vitamin B12 deficiency is not caused by a lack of vitamin B12 in your diet, you’ll usually need to have an injection of hydroxocobalamin every 2 to 3 months for the rest of your life.
What happens if a subcutaneous injection goes into the muscle?
However, subcutaneous injections can cause abscesses and granulomas. Muscle is probably spared the harmful effects of substances injected into it because of its abundant blood supply.
What size needle is used for intramuscular injection?
A 1” needle is sufficient in adults weighing 130–152 lbs (60–70 kg). A 1–1½” needle is recommended in women weighing 152–200 lbs (70–90 kg) and men weighing 152–260 lbs (70–118 kg). A 1½” needle is recommended in women weighing more than 200 lbs (90 kg) or men weighing more than 260 lbs (118 kg).
Where is the best place to give a B12 injection?
The easiest site when self-administering an IM injection is the middle third of the vastus lateralis muscle of the thigh. Other options include the deltoid muscle of the upper arm and the dorsogluteal site on the bottom.
Where does a B12 shot get injected?
The four most common intramuscular injection sites for B12 injections are the shoulder, hip, upper buttocks and the thigh. Doctors commonly choose to give shots in the deltoid (shoulder) muscle, though the gluteus maximus (buttocks) muscle is sometimes used.
Can I take B12 shots weekly?
For the majority of people, I recommend once weekly for 4 weeks. Then B12 shots can be helpful monthly as maintenance. If we are treating autoimmunity or pernicious anemia, you will receive B12 weekly or twice weekly for 6-12 weeks.
Do thigh injections hurt?
It’s normal to experience some discomfort after an intramuscular injection. But certain symptoms may be a sign of a more serious complication. Call your doctor or healthcare provider right away if you experience: severe pain at the injection site.
How do you inject insulin into your thigh?
The injection should take place around 4 inches, or about the width of a hand, above the knee and the same distance from the top of the leg. Avoid the inner thigh due to the denser network of blood vessels in that area. Inject the medicine into a pinch of at least 1–2 inches of skin.
Where do you inject steroids in your thigh?
You need to inject into your outer thigh, half way between your knee and the top of your leg.