How Can Ceftriaxone Be Administered Into The Body?
short IV push is preferred
Thanks for your query.
Ceftriaxone is recommended to be administered as short IV push injection or intramuscular. There is not much difference in efficacy but higher doses are usually given IV as intramuscular would require too many pricks. It is not required to give ceftriaxone in a slow drip in 50-100 ml saline over 1/2 to 1 hr but it can surely be given like that. No difference in efficacy is expected.
In IV push it has to be given over 2-5 min.
Giving ceftriaxone in IV fluids over 4-6 hr has not been studied and hence not recommended.
Hope this helps.
yes it would be unnecessary
The usual practice is to continue the IV fluids as required and at the time of ceftriaxone administration to stop it, give the injection as short IV push and then restart the IV fluids.
This can be done by a three way connector so that no tubing has to be removed.