Yes, it is typically given as a shot!(IM)
Hi and thank you so much for this query.
I am so sorry to hear about this agitation your child had and the pain from this injection.
This drug is typically given intramuscularly as a shot. Rarely is it administered directly into the veins. Just like with all injections, pain is a possible side effect. However, it should not persist for long. Long duration of pains after an injection may signal a more concerning complication like an abscess
Because severe pain
is often associated with thiorazine injection, I will advice that you give him some pain medications like Ibuprofen/Tylenol
. If this should not control the pains within 2days, I will advice that you go in for evaluation for a possible local complication like and abscess. Also, apply cold
packs to help reduce the inflammation and pains.
I hope you find this helpful. I wish him a speedy resolution of symptoms.
Fee free to ask for clarifications or more information if need be.
Dr. Ditah, MD.