How you have buy Diamorphine Injection online
You can have buy Diamorphine Injection online in a number of different ways. You might have it as injection into your vein, or an injection just under your skin, or an injection into the muscle. Or you might have diamorphine as tablets.
The dose you have depends on the level of your pain and the amount needed to control it. Your doctor or nurse will give you instructions on how much diamorphine to have and when to have it.
An injection into your vein (intravenous injection)
You might have diamorphine into your bloodstream. You usually have it through a thin, short tube (a cannula) put into a vein in your arm or the back of your hand. Or you may have it through a central line, a portacath or a PICC line.
These are long, plastic tubes that give the drug directly into a large vein in your chest
An injection under the skin (subcutaneous injection)
You can have diamorphine as an injection into the fatty tissue just under the skin. This might be in your thigh, stomach or upper arm
Some people have diamorphine into the fatty tissue through a small needle put just under the skin and connected to a pump called a syringe driver. The pump gives you a small amount of diamorphine continuously. A nurse changes the pump every 24 to 48 hours. Or the nurse may teach you or your carer how to do this.
An injection into your muscle
Some people have diamorphine as an injection into the muscle (intramuscularly), but this is not common. You usually have it in your buttocks or upper thigh.
You usually have intraveous, subcutaneous or intramuscular injections every 4 hours, unless you have it as part of a syringe driver.