IM, IV SC, and Epidural Injections
4 Injection Techniques
IM or intramuscular injection is a technique that ensures medication is delivered deep into the muscles, ensuring ease of absorption into the bloodstream. The last time you may have received an intramuscular injection was during your latest flu shot.
There are some medications that have to be administered via infusion or intravenous (IV) injection. This basically means that medication is delivered directly into your vein by use of a tube or a needle.
The method of administering medication known as subcutaneous (SC) injection involves a short needle that is used to inject a certain drug into the layer of tissue located between the muscle and the skin.
Epidural (ED) injections are typical treatment options for leg, neck, arm, and back pain caused by inflammation of the spinal nerves. It’s a minimally invasive procedure that involves the injection of corticosteroids and local anesthetics into the epidural space.
If you happen to require compounded medication for these types of injections, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our pharmacists at Medica Pharmacy & Compounding today! Give us a call at 305-570-1933.