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Which of the following would result in the more rapid ...

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Which of the following would result in the more rapid absorption of a drug: a subcutaneous injection or an intradermal injection? Why?
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. D. Evans replied 9 years ago.

Since you are online, could you please give some more information:

It would depend on the drug. What drug is it?

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Customer: replied 9 years ago.
It s a school question about skin.
Customer: replied 9 years ago.
Are you answer my question? please do.
Expert:  Dr. D. Evans replied 9 years ago.
A subcutaneous injection would have a much faster rate of absorption because the subcutaneous region has much more blood supply than the skin itself. The skin has comparatively less blood suply. Hence it is used mainly for injection of vaccines and not for drug delivery.

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