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Question: How many times stronger is injecting a drug rather than injesting it? How many times stronger is injecting a drug rather then eating it? I'm asking this because I am taking my psychosis medicine orally and I am switching over to injection of the drug.

Answer: If it's injected into a vein, then the drug reaches its maximum concentration immediately and doesn't have to first pass through the stomach, small intestines, and most importantly, the liver and its extensive network of enzymes. Also, almost none of the drug is lost due to this 'first pass' (actual drug term). If it's injected into a muscle or other tissue, then it becomes more complicated. The actual change in the maximum concentration between the two delivery system (IV and oral) depends on the drug and how your body metabolizes it (a branch of medicinal chemistry known as pharmacokinetics).

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