Best Answer

Intramuscular injections are preffered for delivery of many medications as it is the fastest and simplest way to infect drugs. Adrenaline (epinephrine to the yanks) is the classic example given during anaphalctic shock. Here a fast delivery of the drug is key and so waiting for a trained expert to be found would take too long. Intramuscular inveftion can be given by anyone simply by finding a large muscle (often the gluteus maximus) and injecting it, that simple. The next most simple is subcutaneous. This is again fairy simple but requires being shown how to perform and is a common mode of insulin injection in diabetics. Finally intravenous is the third form of injection but this requires finding a vein which takes some degree of skill and training.

User Avatar

Wiki User

14y ago
This answer is:
User Avatar
More answers
User Avatar

Wiki User

7y ago

Intramuscular injection is easier for delivering the drug as there is a bigger area to target whereas for intravenous injection, the drug has to be injected into the vein. Drugs injected intramuscular also have longer duration and slower onset of action as it takes longer for the drugs to spread around.

This answer is:
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: Why are intramuscular injections preferred?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
Related questions

How does one administer intramuscular injections?

The people who administer intramuscular injections are trained before they are allowed to administer injections to humans. Sometimes they are trained on pieces of fruit first.

What are the types of injections?

subcutaneous intravenous intramuscular

Name the landmark for intramuscular injections?

The landmark for intramuscular injections is the acromion process. The actually injection site should be several centimeters away from the process, on the deltoid muscle.

Why are injections taken through the butt?

Injections, in general, are taken through many places in the human body. They could be taken under the skin, in the veins, or in the muscles or called intramuscular. Taking injections through the butt is considered as a type of an intramuscular injection. This type of injection could be take through the muscles of the arm but they are preferred to be taken through the butt because the muscle of the butt is huge and can better tolerate the injection and its effects preventig many disadvantages of injections taken through the muscles of the arm.

How do I learn how to give intramuscular injections?

Intramuscular injections are not something that you should attempt to learn without proper instruction and supervision from a qualified instructor. If there is a medical reason, your doctor may teach you how to preform injections on yourself or one of your dependents. It is not something to try after only reading about it.

How is penicillin addmidistered?

Penicillin comes in tablets, intravenous solutions and intramuscular injections.

Strabismus can be corrected by injecting Botox into the affected extraocular muscle?

False, intramuscular injections

What is the traditional site for most deep intramuscular injections?

You can give deep intramuscular injection in upper and outer quadrant of the hip. You can give the deep intramuscular injection between anterior and lateral aspect of the middle thigh.

How many injections can you get in one day?

There really isn't a limit to the number of subcutaneous or intramuscular injections you can get. It can, however, be difficult to find a good vein for more than a couple of intravenous injections.

Why are intramuscular injections more painful than subcutaneous injections?

Usually, the vehicle used for a intramuscular drug contains oil or a "fatty liquid". The amount of liquid injected is generally bigger in an IM injection and the drug might also be more irritative. The nail used is generally bigger and longer. For these reasons, almost all IM injections are more painful than SC injections.

Injections which are not made in a vein or a muscle but just under the skin are called?

Injections just under the skin, so that you can see the needle while the medication is injected, are referred to as Intradermal. The PPD test for tuberculosis is administered this way. Injections administered into the layer below the skin are called subcutaneous. Insulin is administered this way. Injections which deliver medicine into a muscle are referred to as Intramuscular. Most immunizations are given this way, as are most antibiotic injections. Injections which deliver medicine directly into the bloodstream are referred to as Intravenous.

What is the dosage for cattle?

Can you be more specific? What medicines are you referring to? Subcutaneous injection, Intravaneous injection, Intramuscular injections? Oral dosages?