Vitamin Injections

Robert Milanes, MD -  - Aesthetics

Luminary MD

Robert Milanes, MD

Aesthetics & Family Medicine located in Orange County, Irvine, CA

Low levels of certain vitamins in your system can leave you feeling fatigued, faint, or even depressed. If you’re experiencing these symptoms or just feeling “off,” Robert Milanes, MD, at Luminary MD in Irvine, California, may prescribe a vitamin injection to get you back on track and feeling like yourself again. If you feel like you need a pick-me-up, call or schedule an appointment online at Luminary MD to find out if a vitamin injection can help you.

Vitamin Injections

What are vitamin injections?

Vitamin injections are physician-administered shots that deliver high amounts of necessary vitamins directly to your bloodstream. Vitamin B12 shots are the main form of vitamin injection.

Vitamin B12 is essential in assisting your body in processing carbs and fats from the foods you eat. It’s also a key part of your body’s creation of proteins, including DNA.

In order to get a vitamin injection, you need to have a prescription. It’s unlikely -- but possible -- to overdose from a vitamin injection, so it’s important to carefully follow Dr. Milanes’ instructions and get your injections when they’re scheduled.

It’s also important to note that you shouldn’t use vitamin injections as a regular substitute for the vitamins that you get from your diet.

What can vitamin injections fix?

Vitamin injections compensate for vitamin deficiencies. You might be deficient in a certain vitamin if you don’t get enough of it in your diet or with supplements.

Vitamin deficiencies can appear with a variety of symptoms, including:

  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Faintness
  • Constipation
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Vision decline
  • A swollen tongue
  • Pins and needles sensations

If you experience these or other unexplained symptoms, Dr. Milanes examines you and asks about your diet and medical history to determine if low vitamins are at fault. Then, he may prescribe you with vitamin injections to boost your levels.

People with certain diseases and conditions, such as Crohn’s disease, anemia, or diabetes, can benefit from regular vitamin injections as part of their treatment.

What are the side effects of vitamin injections?

While they have many benefits, vitamin injections also have several possible side effects. These include:

  • Pain or soreness at the injection site
  • Itching
  • Diarrhea
  • Swelling

If you have any side effects that worsen, you need to contact Dr. Milanes as soon as possible. If you experience worse, yet rare, symptoms like muscle cramps, weakness, or an abnormal heartbeat, you should seek medical treatment immediately.

Vitamin deficiencies are difficult to identify without the help of your doctor. If you’re experiencing unexplained symptoms, call or schedule an appointment online at Luminary MD to find out if you could benefit from vitamin injections.

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