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Old 03-18-2008, 11:19 AM   #1
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Question Syringe size for b12 injection

I have recently started giving myself injections of B12. My doc prescribed this 3 times a wk. It's supposed to be intramuscular. My problem is when I got home from the pharmacy my syringes are "short". I've been using them for a wk now and I'm afraid I'm not getting the full effect because they aren't the long ones like the doctor used. Does anyone know anything about this?
I've been injecting into my upper thigh. I'm starting to question whether or not it's getting into the muscle like it should because I'm feeling pretty run down today.

Thanks for your input!!

 
Old 03-18-2008, 03:06 PM   #2
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Re: Syringe size for b12 injection

I am not really sure but why don't you discuss your concerns with the pharmacy. I know when I get intramuscular shots of steroids the needle is quite long and kinda thick (not like the shorter, thinner allergy needle) like a vennipuncture needle (when you get your blood drawn). Good luck...wish I could be of more help.

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Old 03-19-2008, 09:10 PM   #3
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Re: Syringe size for b12 injection

Thanks for your response. Unfortunately I did check with the pharmacist, he's the one who has my confused. He has no clue what syringe I need.

 
Old 03-20-2008, 04:07 AM   #4
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Re: Syringe size for b12 injection

Well that pharmacist id a DINGBAT! Why don't you call another pharmacy and ask. Have the measurements of the syringe on hand. There should be a pamphlet that comes with the medication. I would think pre-filled syringes would be available used since you are not a doctor or nurse. Maybe you can ask if it is available but they probably won't know that either. I know that was what my grandmother had for some of her medications. It was for a different sort of med. though. Or, why don't you call your physician. That is just totally weird. Did you actually talk to the pharmacist or a tech?

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