Intramuscular Injections

Seattle Intramuscular Injections

Apollo Health Clinic

Intramuscular injections are used to deliver medication deep into a muscular system for faster absorption, intramuscular injections (II) are very common – the same technique is used to deliver vaccines such as influenza shots.

Typically, a bolus dose of natural medicines is injected into the gluteus medius muscle for absorption into the capillary bed bypassing the gastrointestinal tract and metabolism by the liver for immediate benefits. Some examples of vitamins and nutrients that can be injected are vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin), amino acids, procaine, and other medicines as indicated by laboratory testing and medical necessity.

Commonly, intramuscular injections are used when other delivery types are deemed improper or not suited to the prescribed treatment. Other medicinal delivery systems such as oral, intravenous, and subcutaneous, are sometimes more susceptible to irritating skin or resulting in the medicine being destroyed by the digestive system. Furthermore, gastrointestinal diseases and poor GI absorption via oral route of medications can necessitate intramuscular injections in some patients.

Timeline for Therapeutic Testosterone Injections for Men

Week one: Without any previous testosterone injections, patients should begin to experience changes between 3-4 days after the first administration. Quality of sleep should begin to improve and general energy levels should begin to rise.

Second week: Those suffering from erectile dysfunction should begin to experience improvements with morning erections beginning to return.

Third week: Patients should begin to experience improve cognitive clarity and mental acuity as well as improved response to stress and pressure.

Fourth week: By the end of the first month of treatment, daily energy levels should show noticeable improvement.

Second month: Improvements from the previous month should begin to develop more fully and improve, with energy levels rising. Patients report a stronger sense of ambition and positive outlook, leading to a better sense of self.

Third month: There should be a noticeable improvement in energy levels. Workouts and exercise regiments should come more naturally and yield quicker results. Healing and recuperation time should be dramatically reduced.

Fourth month: Endurance, stamina, and overall exercise performance should be exceeding expectations. With the proper diet and exercise, your performance should be marked and noticeable beyond most expectations.

Fifth month: Both physical performance and mood should have improved, with any issues relating to mental discord or distress such as depression, anxiety, and mental fatigue becoming much more manageable.

Sixth month: Depending on the number of testosterone treatments you’ve experienced, your 6th month of treatment should be measurably improved since your first round of injections.