Doses are oral and for adults unless otherwise stated. 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). See guidance on dosing in children for quick reference dosage/weight guide. Refer to drug interactions table for detailed drug interactions for all antimicrobials. Note extensive drug interactions for clarithromycin, fluoroquinolones, azole antifungals and rifampicin. Many antibiotics increase the risk of bleeding with anticoagulants.
Note additional warnings for clarithromycin and fluoroquinolones
Comments from Expert Advisory Committee
- Antibiotic prophylaxis advised.
- Assess HIV/ hepatitis B & C risk
See guidance on dosing in children for quick reference dosage/weight guide.
||625 mg TDS
|If penicillin allergic
NOT SUITABLE FOR
|200-400 mg TDS
100 mg BD
||500 mg BD
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Reviewed June 2016