HI, I picked up an HcG shot (2cc) from my vet w/ the understanding it was to be given IV ( I verbally inquired as to the way it was to be given)When I got home and went to give it this am it was label "2cc in the muscle"-I debated as to give or not give but went ahead and gave IM thinking well this must be something new??? Will it still work or what ramifications have I just caused?? thanx Susan ps my vet hasnt gotten back w/ me yet.
hCG can be used IM or IV. It has been suggested that there is a slightly higher chance of anaphylaxis if given IM, but that has not been proven (or disproven) in research, and if you've seen no negative effect by now, it's not a concern.
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