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Injectables

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Injectable medications are ones that are administered in a method different than being absorbed through digestive organs, and may be used for purposes of prevention or cure. Most common among many methods of injection are: intradermal, subcutaneous, intramuscular, and intravenous. Sterilization of tools and injection site are a prime concern when injecting vaccines and drugs.

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“Doc, I just want one of those epidurals to get rid of the pain.”   Really, you want a large needle stuck into your spine? Do you know what could happen to you if you have an epidural spinal injection? Usually, nothing bad happens at all. The complication rates are very low.1 At the most, you might get some flushing, increased…

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