Antibiotic intravenous infusion therapy is a common therapy in hospitals and it has become more popular in recent years, parallel to the increase in bacterial resistance to many common antibiotics that are administered orally. Antibiotic intravenous infusion therapy is the last line of defense against this type of bacteria.
In infusion antibiotic therapy, antibiotics are administered in a continuous dose through an IV line, which delivers the medication directly to your bloodstream. By bypassing the gastrointestinal tract entirely, you eliminate the risk of stomach and bowel irritation while also making sure more of the pure medication reaches the site of the infection more quickly.
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