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Posted: 01/13/20 01:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you are injecting methotrexate into abdomen, Please respond...


What gauge needle are you using?


and what is the length of needle?


(Our mail order pharmacy messed up I think. They sent 1 1/2 inch. Trying to see what others use. Dr and nurse out of town till next week).

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Posted: 01/13/20 02:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Haven't used that, but it appears to be given under the skin, rather than into a muscle. For that, in the abdomen, 1/2 to 3/4 would be fine, and I thing that 1 1/2 inch would be a bit much. For insulin, I use needles that are about 1/4 inch, just enough to go under the skin. We do b-12 injections with 1" needles into the muscle. I don't like anything smaller that about 29 gauge needles, but longer needles have to be longer.


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Posted: 01/13/20 09:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks for your reply...

We were getting nervous as tomorrow is shot day. Finally we got a call back close to 5PM. We were referred to another DR, that is handling our Dr's urgent calls till she gets back in town.

25 to 27 gauge
1/2 to 5/8 inch

So you were right on in your posting!

Thanks again

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Posted: 01/13/20 09:41pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I use 27g 1/2"

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Posted: 01/14/20 11:34am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Jackathan wrote:

I use 27g 1/2"


That is a pretty standard needle for sub-Q insulin injections and would work fine for your purpose.

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