Why would the intravenous route be used for the administration of medications?

  • It is a useful form of medication for patients who refuse to take tablets because they don’t want to comply with treatment.

  • It is cost effective because there is less waste as patients forget to take oral medication.

  • The intravenous route reduces the risk of infection because the drugs are made in a sterile environment and kept in aseptic conditions.

  • The intravenous route provides an immediate therapeutic effect and gives better control of the rate of administration as a more precise dose can be calculated so treatment can be more reliable