Can Antibiotics Given By IV Be Replaced With Antibiotics?
Can you replace antibiotics that enter the infusion with antibiotics that are eaten immediately? Continue dosage and efficacy whether max?
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Antibiotic drugs, are drugs that are indicated to fight infections or kill bacteria, so it is also called an antibacterial drug. Indications for antibiotics themselves are given when the results of the doctor's examination ensure a disease caused by infection by bacteria that are pathogenic or cause disease in humans, so that antibiotic drugs can be prescribed by a doctor for patients. While infections by bacteria themselves can occur in any part of the body, both infections of the oral cavity, nasal cavity, respiratory tract, gastrointestinal tract, reproductive system, or the skin, eyes or ears. So that the administration of antibiotics can be adjusted according to the place of infection and severity of infection.
Provision of antibiotics by drinking for example, if the patient is still able to eat and drink, and the general condition of the patient can recover soon, and the risk of infection is not dangerous, then the doctor can provide treatment with antibiotics in the form of tablets or capsules taken directly. If the infection is on the skin, the doctor can give antibiotics in the form of ointments.
Similarly, if the doctor plans to administer antibiotics in the form of infusions or injections, then the indication for the treatment of patients with antibiotics in the form of infusions or injections through infusion can be done on the basis of:
1. The patient's condition is weak
2. Patients with nausea or vomiting
3. Patients have difficulty swallowing drugs
4. When the patient is hospitalized
5. Anibiotk's active ingredients desired by the treating doctor are only available in the form of injections or infusions
6. Infection that is extensive or severe and risks the patient's health condition
Therefore, the administration of antibiotics in the form of injections that may be given by doctors to patients, will be given according to indications and general conditions of the patient. If until when the patient's condition has begun to improve but antibiotics are still given in the form of injections or in infusions, then this is given with certain clinical purposes, such as to stabilize the patient's condition and prevent infections from increasing again. So, if the patient's condition has stabilized and his physical abilities have improved, the doctor will consider training the patient with food and fluids directly from the mouth, as well as the suntuik drugs that are given, the doctor will evaluate the drug delivery in person or taken before the patient go home and for further treatment at home.
Thus, substituting injectable drugs via infusion or antibiotic infusion with oral antibiotics / taken directly can be done but must be in accordance with the doctor's plan and the patient's clinical condition. So that doctors also do not force themselves or rush in replacing injection antibiotics into oral antibiotics. Even if later replaced with oral antibiotics, the dosage and how to drink it also depends on the type of antibiotic given by your doctor. Each antibiotic has different indications and dosages, there are 1x1 per day, there are 2x1 or 3x1. So that I cannot provide certain information that right now is the right time or not to replace antibiotic injections with oral antibiotics, other than that I cannot provide information on the dosage of antibiotics given, this is because I did not undergo a direct examination, no know the diagnosis of the cause of pain, and do not know the patient's clinical condition. Drug changes, and changes in drug dosages can only be done by doctors who treat patients.
Therefore, discuss with the doctor who treats patients with regard to the doctor's plan to provide this antibiotic treatment. By discussing directly with the treating doctor, both the patient or the patient's family will understand the doctor's reason for providing care and treatment, so that the patient, you or other family can continue the doctor's plan.
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