U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 43-year-old member asked:

When does someone need iv antibiotics?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
IV antibiotics: Oral antibiotics may be broken down in the GI tract where as IV antibiotics should have excellent bioavailability. Also a Child may refuse to take an oral antibiotic that doesn't taste good. A person may vomit up an oral medication.

Related questions

A 40-year-old member asked:
When does someone need antibiotics?
1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
A 33-year-old member asked:
How long does antibiotics through IV stay in my body?
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Last updated Oct 31, 2015
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.