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Injection vs. Pills

Postby gumshoes_15 » Wed May 24, 2006 10:35 pm

Is it true that all injection are faster than pills? During an addisonian crisis, low blood pressure, low blood glucose, and high levels of potassium can be life threatening. Standard therapy involves intravenous injections of hydrocortisone, saline (salt water), and dextrose (sugar). This treatment usually brings rapid improvement. When the patient can take fluids and medications by mouth, the amount of hydrocortisone is decreased until a maintenance dose is achieved. If aldosterone is deficient, maintenance therapy also includes oral doses of fludrocortisone acetate. Do they mean that pills or fluids by mouth is slower? what do they mean by hyrocortisone is decreased until a maintenance dose is achieved?
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Postby nugget » Thu May 25, 2006 7:32 am


how do subsances affect our body?? through interaction with our cells.
How are substances transported to our cells? through the blood. when you take a pill it needs to be absorbed, just the way a piece of fruit may get digested to then be absorbed into the blood stream, having an afect on those target cells. Howeve an injection into the blood skips that step of needing to be digested and absorbed after being broken down. Its like the translation from one for to another to be readily available for the use utilization of the cells is not taken----> hence less time !! therfore FASTER

hope that helps
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