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									INTRAMUSCULAR INJECTIONS

Indications for Injections
get a rapid systemic effect of the drug.  When oral route is contraindicated.  Drugs that cannot be given orally.  To get the local effect of the drug.  To replace blood volume in to the body or to give parenteral nutrition.
 To

Parenteral drugs
 Antibiotics  Antispasmodics

 Vaccines  Analgesics  Sedatives
 Hormones  Vitamins

 Fluids

Contraindications
 Allergy

infection  Suspected nerve injury

 Local

Complications
reaction  Infection  Chills  Pain  Damage to nearby structure  Air embolism  Hepatitis / Aids
 Allergic

Common routes of injections
 Intradermal  Subcutaneous

 Intramuscular  Intravenous  Intraarterial
 Intrathecal  Intraarticular

 Epidural


								
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