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Intramuscular Injection (IM)

What items do I need to give an intramuscular (IM) injection?
  • The correct size needle and syringe
  • Medication vials
  • Alcohol wipes
  • Optional: Gloves for the individual administering the injection

Where can I administer an IM injection?



There are many sites on the body that are safe to give intramuscular injections, Please follow the injection site directions as detailed by your medical provider or use these instructions as a guide

Precautions:
It is important to follow these instructions, so you do not give the injection directly into nerves, blood vessels, joints, or bone.
Rotate where you give injections. Scar tissue can accumulate and negatively affect the potency of the medication if you give an injection in the same place every day or even every week.

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