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Avoid injections

Post by on Friday, July 30, 2021

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1. Prefer oral medication over injectables unless it's severe allergy, emergency or life threatening situation;
2. Injections can cause severe allergic reactions and need to be given under direct medical supervision;
3. Those taking injections tend to incomplete the course of treatment as they don't follow full regimen (taking 1-2 doses a day instead of 3-4 antibiotic therapy doses, e.g.,  ampicillin or amoxicillin injections);
4. Hazardous biomedical waste is generated which cause health hazards and environmental pollution
5. Reuse of infected syringes can cause Hepatitis B & C, HIV infections as is commonly seen in injecting drug users
Dr Salim Khan
Head, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine

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