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Vivitrol Injection Site

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by czarnec4 czarnec4 (New) New

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Hey guys,

I'm an addictions nurse and we just started giving vivitrol injections. My counterpart is giving the injection in ventrogluteal. I am giving in upper putter buttocks. Not sure which is right? I had a heavier patient today and now I'm really freaked out I gave it subq on accident. How bad would it be if it was subq? Any experience? I'm going to check injection site obsessively because I'm worried. Advice please!

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Orion81RN has 7 years experience.

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I think I'd check with the Dr. I wouldn't take any chances on that med.

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rdsxfnrn has 10 years experience.

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Upper outer glut. The med comes with very specific guidelines in the box.

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Yeah that's what I've been doing. Ventrogluteal is such a safer site, I wonder why they don't recommend it for vivitrol. Maybe because the volume is so large?

Also any experience with injection site reactions? I haven't had one to date, but am always really worried about it because you've heard such awful stories of absesses. And I'm also still worried about that potential accidental subq.

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