Injection or drugs, which do you prefer?
Injections are thought to be more effective than tablets by a large number of people. In fact, if injections are not administered, some patients will claim that they have not been treated. These patients most likely believe that because injections are more painful, they are more effective. Injections like quinine, on the other hand, cause discomfort because of their high acidity or alkalinity, not because of their efficiency.
To determine if injections are more effective than tablets, it’s critical to first understand why some medications are given as injections while others are given as tablets.
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Certain medications would be rendered ineffective if given as tablets because they would be damaged by the enzymes that digest food in the stomach. Insulin injections, for example, are used to treat diabetes. Insulin is a protein, thus it would be digested by the same enzymes that digest meat (a protein) in the stomach if given as a tablet. As a result, insulin tablets are impossible to come by.
Similarly, several medications are ineffective when administered as injections, but are effective when administered as tablets. This is due to the fact that some medications are only effective when taken as a solid. They quickly degrade and lose their therapeutic qualities once made into an injectable liquid.
Patients who are vomiting, unconscious, or unable to take anything by mouth for one reason or another, such as if they have cancer lining the upper part of their alimentary canal, fall into this category. As a result, practically every medication that is taken by mouth has an injection option, and this is not because injections are more effective.
So from your perspective, which do you prefer as a means of taking medication; Injection or drugs?
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