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Injections

Jaga-Me offers the convenience of home injection procedures through our experienced team of doctors and nurses. Whether you require ongoing treatment, vaccination or assistance with administering injections for medications, Jaga-Me is able to deliver care to you tailored to your needs.

What is an Injection?

An injection is a medical procedure that involves the introduction of medication or substances into the body using a needle and syringe. This method ensures that medications are delivered precisely where they are needed, providing rapid and effective results.

Injections are commonly used for various purposes, including administering medications, vaccinations, and managing specific medical conditions.

Types of Injections

Intramuscular Injection

Intramuscular Injection (IM)

An Intramuscular Injection (IM) delivers medication directly into large muscle groups such as the upper arm, thigh, or buttocks.

This method ensures rapid absorption into the bloodstream and is suitable for medications requiring fast or higher-volume absorption.

Subcutaneous Injection (SC)

Subcutaneous Injection (SC)

A Subcutaneous Injection (SC) delivers medication just beneath the skin, using a shorter and thinner needle than IM injections.

This method is suitable for medications requiring gradual absorption. Common injection sites include the abdomen, thighs, and upper arms.

Common Conditions Treated with Injections

Crucial for preventing infectious diseases, IM injections deliver vaccines into larger muscles like the arm or thigh, promoting efficient absorption. This stimulates immunity against targeted diseases.

Certain hormonal therapies e.g. testosterone replacement for patients with hypogonadism can be given via the IM method. Such injections are very convenient as compared to daily oral pills or patches. The latest injectable testosterone preparations require only one injection every three months. The absorption rate is constant and there are no added actions or medications that patient need to do or take between the injections.

Injections are also useful for delivering medication for acute symptoms or serious allergic reactions as patients might not be able to take medications orally if suffering from giddiness, vomiting or have serious allergic reactions.

Insulin injections regulate blood sugar in diabetes. Administered in fatty tissue, they mimic natural insulin release, aiding glucose control.

Injections can be used to deliver anti-coagulants, which are used to prevent blood clots from forming or existing clots from worsening. It is given for patients with:

  • Blood clot(s) in the leg(s)/lung/heart/others, or
  • Recent major surgery requiring prolonged immobilisation

Injections can be used for administration of medications for symptom control as part of palliative care, ensuring comfort for them at their end of life.

Injections beneath the skin deliver chemotherapy drugs gradually into the bloodstream, enhancing cancer treatment effectiveness while minimizing side effects.

Benefits of Home Injections

  • Personalised Care

    Our services are tailored to meet each patient's unique needs, ensuring that they receive individualised attention and care plans.

  • Comfort and Familiarity

    Recovering in the familiarity of one's own home can significantly contribute to a patient's emotional well-being and overall recovery process.

  • Reduced Risk of Infections

    Home-based care minimizes the exposure to various infectious diseases that are more prevalent in healthcare facilities.

  • Cost-Effective

    Our services offer cost-effective solutions compared to long-term nursing home care, without compromising on the quality of medical care.

  • Enhanced Family Involvement

    Families can actively participate in care and receive valuable training and support.

  • Continuity of Care

    Our medical professionals can monitor a patient's progress and adapt the care plan accordingly.

Pricing & Booking

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