Title: Stimulation of the I.V. to oral switch of bioavailable drugs by phone calls in a Belgian tertiary care hospital
Authors: Vanstraelen, Kim ×
Verhaegen, Jan
Peetermans, Willy
Willems, Ludo
Spriet, Isabel #
Issue Date: May-2013
Publisher: Acta clinica belgica
Series Title: Acta Clinica Belgica vol:68 issue:3 pages:179-182
Abstract: Early switch from intravenous to oral administration of drugs with an almost complete oral bioavailability, can have important benefits. Drugs with almost complete bioavailability, like clindamycin (Dalacin), levofloxacin (Tavanic) and paracetamol (Perfusalgan/Dafalgan), are very suitable for an early intravenous to oral switch in patients whose gastrointestinal absorption is intact. The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of direct phone contact between pharmacist and clinician on the intravenous to oral switch and to evaluate the reasons, mentioned by clinicians, that prevented an early switch.
ISSN: 1784-3286
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy
Department of Health and Technology - UC Leuven
Laboratory of Clinical Bacteriology and Mycology
Laboratory for Clinical Infectious and Inflammatory Disorders
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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