What is A Subcutaneous Injection or SC Injection?
Subcutaneous means under the skin, therefore for these type of injections, Only a Short Needle either 3/8 Inch or 5/8 Inch is used to inject the drug into the tissue layer between the skin and the muscle. 25 Gauge to 30 Gauge Needles are preferred for SC– Subcutaneous Injections.
What are some examples of Subcutaneous Medications?
A Subcutaneous Shot is used to administer medications such as Insulin, Heparin, Opioids or Allergy Medications. There may a whole lot of other drugs that need to be administered through a subcutaneous shot but these are the most common ones.