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Penn Home Infusion Team
University of Pennsylvania Health System
Last Modified: November 1, 2001


Your doctor has determined that you will need intravenous (into the vein) antibiotics at home. Antibiotics are used to treat many different kinds of infections. A Penn Home IT nurse or Pharmacy Specialist will provide information about the antibiotic and instruct you on how to safely give the drug at home.

The name of your antibiotic is: _____________________.

Length of Time

You will receive intravenous antibiotics for _____ weeks. It is very important that you follow these guidelines when taking your medications:

  1. Infuse the antibiotic at the prescribed times.
  2. Infuse the exact dose prescribed by your doctor.
  3. Do not skip a dose.
  4. Take the medication until it is finished.
  5. If you accidently miss a dose or have any questions about the infusion, call your Pharmacist who will give you further instructions.


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