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I had a friend with sepsis who recovered quite well She was administered ceftriaxone IV in hosp I recall seeing her administered the antibiotic by a quick injection through a canulla But is it the case that a slow drip IV of this AB is as good/normal?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Both are fine

It depends on the setting.
Bolus dosing may be appropriate as soon as sepsis is suspected; otherwise, a steady dose is often best.

In brief: Both are fine

It depends on the setting.
Bolus dosing may be appropriate as soon as sepsis is suspected; otherwise, a steady dose is often best.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Shashank Jain
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

that varies from drug to drug

In brief: Depends

that varies from drug to drug
Dr. Shashank Jain
Dr. Shashank Jain
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Sounds ok

Ceftriaxone (Rocephin) can be given quickly through an IV, or given slowly through an IV, or injected into a muscle with a needle.
The ceftriaxone should work just as well if given by any of these 3 ways.

In brief: Sounds ok

Ceftriaxone (Rocephin) can be given quickly through an IV, or given slowly through an IV, or injected into a muscle with a needle.
The ceftriaxone should work just as well if given by any of these 3 ways.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Edward Hirsch
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Yes

Ceftriaxone may be administered as either a push injection or a slow drip (over 15-30 minutes) It can also be given as an intramuscular injection.
All of these ways are equally good.

In brief: Yes

Ceftriaxone may be administered as either a push injection or a slow drip (over 15-30 minutes) It can also be given as an intramuscular injection.
All of these ways are equally good.
Dr. Edward Hirsch
Dr. Edward Hirsch
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Dr. Rashed Hasan
Pediatrics - Critical Care

In brief: Ceftriaxone

in the vast majority of cases ceftriaxone is administered as a continuous infusion over one hour, although it may be administered faster

In brief: Ceftriaxone

in the vast majority of cases ceftriaxone is administered as a continuous infusion over one hour, although it may be administered faster
Dr. Rashed Hasan
Dr. Rashed Hasan
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