Rocephin IM and needle gauge

  1. I wanted to confirm some thoughts about giving rocephin. My friend is getting daily injections, and she has been using a 25 gauge needle to both reconstitute and inject the med. I think this size is way too small! I think she should use at least a 23 gauge 1 inch or larger bore and split the 4.2cc in two injections. She is using the dorsogluteal site which is good. Any thoughts or confirmations would be greatly appreciated.
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  3. by   DLewis.RN2b
    Yes I agree she really need a bigger needle
  4. by   OCNRN63
    ​Per TOS we cannot give medical advice.