Perineal wound infection - Antibiotic Prescribing

Comment from expert advisory group

  • The patient should be advised regarding correct hygiene of the perineum, particularly following episiotomy.

Treatment

Perineal wound infection table jan 21

Patient Information

Safe Prescribing (visit the safe prescribing page)

  • Doses are oral and for adults unless otherwise stated
  • Penicillin allergy – tips on prescribing in penicillin allergy
  • Renal impairment dosing table
  • Drug interactions table. Extensive drug interactions for clarithromycin, fluoroquinolones, azole antifungals and rifampicin. Many antibiotics increase the risk of bleeding with anticoagulants
  • Visit the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) website for detailed drug information (summary of product characteristics and patient information leaflets). Dosing details, contraindications and drug interactions can also be found in the Irish Medicines Formulary (IMF) or other reference sources such as British National Formulary (BNF) / BNF for children (BNFC).

Reviewed Jan 2021

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