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Monday, 4 December 2017

Explain the different routes of medicine administration

Oral: Medication can be administered orally where an individual swallow tablets or solution by mouth. Sublingual medication is also administered under the tongue via orally.

Intravenous route: Medication can be administered straight into bloodstream by puncturing vein with syringe

Intramuscular route: Medication can be administered into muscle by puncturing with syringe

Nasal: Medication can be administered through nostril

Inhaler: Certain medication needs to be inhaled by mouth (such as asthma, COPD)

Nasogastric or orogastric tube: Medication can be administered via nasogastric or orogastric tube with syringe or air pump.

Transdermal: Medication can be administered on skin to be absorbed, such as applying butec or rivastigmine patches on skin. Transdermal are not injecting on skin.

Subcutaneous: This route is used to administer medication under the skin with an injection
Rectal or Genital: Medication can be administered via rectal or genital.

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