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days of duration of use of a mid line catheter

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days of duration of use of a mid line catheter for the adminstration of Vancomycin ?
Posted Thu, 30 Nov 2017 in Medicines and Side Effects
 
 
Answered by Dr. Suma Parinam 15 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Continuous IV infusions

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Are you looking for duration of vancomycin intravenously?
This is an IV only antibiotic given in hospital settings.
It depends on expected response by physicians.
Generally given as continuous iv infusions for one hour 4 times a day to get stable concentrations.
It takes 4 days to achieve that concentrations but physicians can decide when to stop on the basis of response of other parameters like temperature.
let me know what kind of setting and diagnosis.
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