Intravenous antibiotics

Antibiotics are used to treat various infections in children and adults. Depending on the severity and type of bacterial infection, antibiotics can be administered various ways, including orally, rectally, vaginally, intranasally, transdermally, inhalation, and endotracheally.

Intravenous antibiotics are used when oral antibiotics are poorly absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract, or when bacterial infection puts a serious risk for the patient’s health. An anti-bacterial effect is achieved in intravenous administration of antibiotics more quickly than orally.

Application of antibiotics is considered to be preferred for treatment of urinary tract infections (UTI). Antibiotics can be administered orally in milder UTIs. The list of antibiotics recommended in UTI includes:

  • Doxycycline (Monodox, Vibramycin);
  • Ciprofloxacin (Cipro);
  • Ceftriaxone (Rocephin);
  • Azithromycin (Zithromax, Zmax);
  • Cephalexin (Keflex);
  • Fosfomycin (Monurol);
  • Levofloxacin (Levaquin);
  • Nitrofurantoin (Macrodantin, Macrobid).

In acutely toxic urinary tract infections, the patients are administered with intravenous antibiotics at hospitalization or if unable to take oral antibiotics. Their application should be initiated only after the urine test results.

It should be noted that certain intravenous antibiotics for UTI treatment contain two active ingredients. For example, for intravenous Septra injection, solution contains antibacterial agents Trimethoprim and Sulfamethoxazole.

Besides intravenous antibiotics are effective in treatment of infectious diseases of the urogenital system, they are recommended for treatment of serious infections caused by Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA).

For example, intravenous administration of Vancomycin antibiotic can cure MRSA-infections of the bone tissues, and injectable antibiotic Linezolid is recommended for treatment of persistent MRSA infections.

Intravenous antibiotics can be indicated for treatment of infectious inflammatory diseases (including Lyme disease), caused by bites of ticks. The most popular intravenous antibiotics, used in Lyme disease, are as follows: Doxycycline, Cefotaxime, Ceftriaxone, or Penicillin G potassium.

Some intravenous antibiotics are included in oral antibiotic therapy. For example, patients with streptococcal cellulitis can be administered with oral antibiotic Probenecid and intravenous administration of antibiotic Cefazolin.

Patients requiring for long-term antibiotic therapy can use intravenous antibiotics at home.

Intravenous antibiotics can be used in dozens of different diseases, including: cystic fibrosis, Whitmore’s disease, bronchiectasis, liver abscess, osteomyelitis, pneumonia, sepsis, flesh-eating disease, and endocarditis.

If you are going to buy intravenous antibiotics without prescription, but have never tried injection therapy of bacterial infections at home, ask your pharmacist. You can buy injectable antibiotics online and get free consultation of the pharmacist – anywhere in the world.