I was given a question during my OB rotation and need a second opinion,
Is it correct to give Zidovudine to a newborn immediately after birth from a HIV positive mother. My drug book stats PO only after 12 hours of age, but should an IV route be used until then? The question asks for the first drug to be given to the newborn. Other choices are Vit. K, erythromycin, or Ampicillin. Any advice would be great. Please supply rationale if you can. I was going to site my drug book for my answer unless you think I am wrong.