Intravenous Antibiotics

Intravenous (IV) antibiotics are some of the more important treatment options regarding therapy. The list below is not complete, but represents the most common antibiotics we dispense. Please call if you do not see the medication you are looking for as we have access to many other antibiotics.

The dosing and schedules in the descriptions represent a range that is typical, but your practitioner may use an alternate schedule. General storage and administration information is given here as well, however your circumstance may require something different. When you place your order we will customize the directions for your particular needs.

Cefotaxime (Claforan)

Class of Antibiotic > cephalosporin – inhibits the mucopeptide synthesis in bacterial cell walls. Dose: 1-3 grams IV every 8 hours.  Diluted in 50-100ml of Normal Saline but typically is put in 20ml Syringes because it can be given IV push over 5-10 minutes. Administration: May be administered via Gravity Bag, Elastomeric Pump (“homeballs”) or … Continue Reading →

Ceftraroline Fosamil (Teflaro)

Class of antibiotic> 5th Generation Cephalosporin- inhibits the mucopeptide synthesis in bacterial cell walls. Dose: 600mg IV once to twice per day Administration:   This Antibiotic has a very short half-life once mixed, so we attach the vial of medication via a Vial mate or Add-Ease device. The Vial mate or Add-Ease System allows the Vial … Continue Reading →

Ceftriaxone (Rocephin)

Class of Antibiotic > cephalosporin –inhibits the mucopeptide synthesis in bacterial cell walls, Ceftriaxone is a cephalosporin/cephamycin beta-lactam antibiotic used in the treatment of bacterial infections caused by susceptible, usually gram-positive, organisms. Ceftriaxone has in vitro activity against gram-positive and gram-negative aerobic and anaerobic bacteria. The bactericidal activity of Ceftriaxone results from the inhibition of … Continue Reading →