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Vitamin Injections
Pre-Care, Contraindications, Consent & Post Care

Anyone who has signs and symptoms of a vitamin deciency e.g pernicious anaemia or

worried about unusual symptoms you may have. You should consult a doctor and request

venous bloods as rst point of call. This can then determine whether you are decient and

require treatment via the NHS. 

 

Please note: These vitamin injections are used for wellbeing and trying to keep a general good

health overall. 

PLEASE BE AWARE THIS IS NOT AS A CURE OR A TREATMENT for a pre-existing condition you may have.  

 

What is an IM INJECTION: An intramuscular injection is a technique used to deliver a

medication deep into the muscles. This allows the medication to be absorbed into the

bloodstream quickly.

PRE-CARE ADVICE

  • Do not consume alcohol at least 24 hours before undergoing any injection, as alcohol can thin the blood and increase the possibility of bruising. 

  • You should also try where possible to avoid medications like Blood Thinners, Aspirin or Anti Inflammatory drugs for 2-3 days prior to your treatment. 

  • Please ensure you have thoroughly read all Contraindications below and checked all possible  drug interactions against any medication you a currently taking*

CONTRAINDICATIONS & CONSENT

Like many medications entering your body, they can come with risks. Some people can

experience side effects. These may include: 

Mild diarrhoea, upset stomach, a feeling of pain and a warm sensation at the site of the

injection, a feeling, or a sense, of being swollen over the entire body, headache and joint pain.

If any of these side effects become severe or troublesome please contact your doctor

immediately. 

Although extremely rare, vitamin injections can result in serious uncommon side effects. 

Uncommon side effects may include:

• headache 

• nausea 

• diarrhoea 

• bloating 

• constipation 

• indigestion or heartburn 

• abnormal bleeding 

• gastrointestinal hyperactivity 

• chest pain 

• ushed face 

• chills 

• fever 

• upset stomach 

• kidney stones 

• ngernail weakening 

• hair loss 

• rapid heartbeat 

• heart palpitations 

• restlessness 

• muscle cramps and weakness 

• dizziness 

 

Please be aware that even if you have had this medication before, there is still the possibility of

having an allergic reaction. Please let your Practitioner know if you have any known allergic

reactions to foods, dyes, preservatives, or any other substances. If you experience any of these​

following signs of allergic reactions you should immediately consult your doctor and

discontinue further use. 

Signs of allergic reactions include, but not limited to:

  • Itching of skin 

  • Hives 

  • Rashes 

  • Wheezing 

  • Difculty breathing 

  • Swelling of mouth or throat 

 

When medications are taken in conjunction with the vitamin Injections, drug interactions

could occur. These interactions can either increase your risk of bleeding or block the

absorption of the Vitamins into the body. These medications at the time of your injection

should either be discontinued or be consulted with by a Practitioner. 

Some of the medications that may cause drug interactions include, but are not limited to:

Gastric reux/heartburn medications:

  • metformin 

  • aminosalicylic acid 

  • chloramphenicol 

  • cimetidine 

  • famotidine 

  • nizatidine 

  • potassium chloride 

Before starting the Vitamin injections please tell your Practitioner if I you are pregnant,

lactating or have any of the following conditions:

  • Kidney disease 

  • Leber’s Disease 

  • History of Kidney stones 

  • Liver disease 

  • Hormonal disease 

  • Cardiovascular disease 

  • History of gastrointestinal problems inc ulcers 

  • Bipolar disorder (manic depression) 

  • Attention Decit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) 

  • Muscular Dystrophy​

  • Seizures 

  • Hypoglycemia 

  • Schizophrenia 

  • Benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) 

  • Acetaminophen poisoning 

  • Hypertension (high blood pressure) 

  • History of seizures 

  • Under-active thyroid (hypothyroidism) 

  • Osteoporosis 

  • Receiving treatment or taking any medication that might “thin” the blood 

  • Receiving treatment or taking medication that has an effect on bone marrow 

  • An active infection 

  • Iron deciency 

  • Folic acid deciency 

  • Dependent on intravenous nutrition (TPN) or liquid nutrition products for food 

  • Diabetes, mellitus, or high blood sugar levels 

  • An unusual or allergic reaction other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives.

 

I understand that certain herbal products, vitamins, minerals, nutritional supplements,

prescription and non prescription medications may result in side effects when they interact

with the Vitamin Injections. 

I understand that the treatment may involve risks of complication or injury from both known

and unknown causes, and I freely assume those risks. Prior to receiving treatment, I have been

candid in revealing any condition that may have a bearing on this procedure.

 

I confirm that I have read this entire informed consent and I understand and agree to the

information provided in the form. 

INTRAMUSCULAR VITAMIN AFTER CARE ADVICE

This aftercare form provides you with essential information and instructions to follow after

receiving an intramuscular injection. Proper aftercare is crucial to ensure optimal results of

your treatment and minimise potential complications. I would love for you to gain all the

benets these injections have to offer, so please read this form carefully and follow the

guidelines provided. 

Rest and Hydration: It is important to rest and maintain proper hydration for the rst 24 hours

following your injection. This will aid in the recovery process and help your body to better absorb

the ingredients.

Avoid Excessive Physical Activity: Refrain from engaging in strenuous physical activities or

exercise for at least 24 hours after your treatment. This allows your body to focus on healing and

prevents any additional stress on the injection sites. 

Limit Alcohol and Caffeine Consumption: Reduce your intake of alcohol and caffeine for 48

hours following the injection, as these substances can interfere with the absorption and may

contribute to dehydration. 

Injection Site Care: Keep the injection site clean and dry for the rst 24 hours. Avoid applying any

creams, lotions, or makeup directly to the area. If you experience any redness or irritation, you may

apply a cold compress to the area for relief.  

Medication

:

If you experience any discomfort around the injection site, you may take simple

paracetamol if you wish. Avoid using aspirin, as it may increase the risk of bruising.  

 

Monitoring for Adverse Reactions : While adverse reactions are rare, it is essential to monitor your

injection site for any signs of infection or allergic reaction, such as redness spreading, swelling,

pain, or discharge. If you notice any of these symptoms, contact your GP practice or 111. 

 

Please note: it can be normal to have a slight tenderness to the injection site and achy muscle sensation 1- 3 days afterwards. 

 

Nutrition: Maintain a healthy, balanced diet to support the benets of the injection and optimise

your results.  

Thank you for trusting us with your health and wellbeing needs at Urban Wellness Health &

Float.  

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