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Which injectins can be given in triceps
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Which injectins can be given in triceps

Iam a medical doctor from India.  Here many intramuscular injections are given in triceps. but when I search in the  internet, not many injections except steroids are given in triceps. Can anybody please through light on this. What is the recommendation and what is the actual practice. Thank you all in advance.
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Hello,

There are a variety of vaccinations that are recommended to be given intramuscularly and others that are given subcutaneously.

Usually, in the US, when intramuscular injections are administered in the upper arm, the injection is given into the lower 1/3 of the deltoid muscle.

http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p2020a.pdf

http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p2020.pdf

http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p3085.pdf

~ Dr. Parks

This answer provided to you is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice. The information presented in this Medhelp.org posting is for patients’ education only. As always, I encourage you to see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case.
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