What are the Common Types of Injections?

April 02,2021

 

The three main types of injections include: Subcutaneous (into the fat layer between the skin and muscle) Intramuscular (deep into a muscle) Intravenous (through a vein).

 

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If you have a chronic disease, your doctor may prescribe injectable medications instead of oral medications. This allows the drug to be absorbed directly into the bloodstream, which has a faster onset than oral drugs. Certain injectable drugs are formulated to slowly release their active ingredients over time rather than all at once.

 

 

Injection type

 

Injection can be done in a variety of ways. How to inject drugs depends on many factors, including:

 

  • How the medicine is made
  • How fast the drug works
  • Injection volume

 

The three main types of injections include:

 

 

You can administer many injections yourself at home, but some require a medical professional to administer injections in your home or office. If you have any questions about how to use the medicine, please consult your doctor or pharmacist before the injection.

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