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Are the strongest antibiotics also oral, or just IV only?

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Dr. James Ferguson
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In brief: Depends on antibiotc

Although you generally get a god blood level quickly with an IV infusion, some meds when given over time have GI absorption that permits an excellent tissue level by oral as well as IV route.
This is specific to the properties of the antibiotic. Often the newest super drugs are developed for IV use initially as they are needed for resistant strains in ICU settings.Oral forms may come later.

In brief: Depends on antibiotc

Although you generally get a god blood level quickly with an IV infusion, some meds when given over time have GI absorption that permits an excellent tissue level by oral as well as IV route.
This is specific to the properties of the antibiotic. Often the newest super drugs are developed for IV use initially as they are needed for resistant strains in ICU settings.Oral forms may come later.
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