C-section wound infection - Antibiotic Prescribing

Comment from expert advisory group

  • These oral options are suitable for superficial incisional wound infections. For deep incisional or suspected organ space infections consider referral to the hospital for further assessment.


Drug Dose Duration +/- Notes
1st choice options 
 Co-amoxiclav  625mg every 8 hours  7 days  
2nd choice options / Penicillin Allergy
 Clindamycin 300mg-450mg every 6 hours  7 days  

Patient Information

Safe Prescribing (visit the safe prescribing page)

Reviewed May 2022

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