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 Formulary Chapter 5: Infections - Full Chapter
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Primary Care Antibiotic Guidelines

Hospital Antibiotic Guidelines

Secondary care staff: Please note that though there may be drugs listed with a Formulary status in this section, you should refer to the Acute Trust's antibiotic policy as there are some restrictions, which require microbiology approval before they can be supplied by Pharmacy.

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05.01.01.03  Expand sub section  Broad-spectrum penicillins
Amoxicillin
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Formulary
Green

Oral and I.V. 

Use Amoxicillin injection 1g tds instead of Ampicillin injection

3g oral sachets are available for use in Bronchiectasis in line with BTS guidelines

 

 
   
Co-Amoxiclav
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Formulary
Green

Oral and I.V.

See CSM warning re: cholestatic jaundice. Recommended first line for animal bites and in specific areas in the antibiotic guidelines e.g respiratory and urinary infections. The injection should not be used as an alternative to triple therapy for intra-abdominal sepsis

 
   
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 Non Formulary Items
Ampicillin

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Non Formulary

 

Not recommended by microbiology, not included in local antibiotic prescribing guidelines – poor oral absorption

 
Ampicillin  (Penbritin)

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Non Formulary

Not recommended by microbiology, not included in local antibiotic prescribing guidelines – poor oral absorption

 
Co-Amoxiclav  (Augmentin-Duo®)

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Non Formulary
 
Co-Fluampicil

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Non Formulary

Not recommended by microbiology, not included in local antibiotic prescribing guidelines – poor oral absorption

 

 
Co-Fluampicil  (Magnapen)

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Non Formulary

Not recommended by microbiology, not included in local antibiotic prescribing guidelines – poor oral absorption

 

 
  
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Section Title Section Title (top level)
Section Title Section Title (sub level)
First Choice Item First Choice item
Non Formulary Item Non Formulary section
Restricted Drug
Restricted Drug
Unlicensed Drug
Unlicensed
Track Changes
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Link to SPCs
SMC
Scottish Medicines Consortium
Cytotoxic Drug
Cytotoxic Drug
CD
Controlled Drug
High Cost Medicine
High Cost Medicine
Cancer Drugs Fund
Cancer Drugs Fund
NHSE
NHS England
Homecare
Homecare
CCG
CCG

Traffic Light Status Information

Status Description

Green

Suitable for use in primary care  

Amber

Specialist initiation. Shared care in place  

Red

Red do not use..  

Advice

Some formulations restricted  

Black

NICE "Do not do"  

Green 1

1st line option  

Green 2

2nd line option  

Green 3

3rd line option only  

Not Recomended / Black

Low Value Medicine not recommended for use - see NHSE guidelines  

OTC

This preparation should be bought over the counter for self-care  

Red Amber

Check product description for traffic light status  

Red Black

Low Value Medicine  

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