Maximum Intramuscular and Subcutaneous Volumes by Age
Maximum volumes to be injected intramuscularly:
0.5 mL in a small infant <1month
1 mL in an older infant >1month
2 ml in a school-age child
3 mL in an adolescent
Maximum volumes to be injected subcutaneously:
Recommended maximum volumes to be injected subcutaneously may range from 0.5 mL to 2 mL depending on your patient.
Note: larger subcutaneous volumes will cause more discomfort
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