Whats New on Antibiotic Prescribing

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  • Animal and Human Bites Sept 2020 
    • Content of both pages merged
    • Expanded advice on general management and antibiotic prophylaxis
    • Duration of prophylaxis 5 days, duration of treatment 7 days
  • COVID-19 acute respiratory infection May 2020
    • COVID-19 is a viral infection.
      Antivirals or agents with antiviral properties for COVID-19 should not be prescribed for treatment or prophylaxis in the community, unless as part of a clinical trial.
      Secondary bacterial infection appears uncommon in COVID-19 patients.

  • Key messages from AMRIC to community prescribers March 2020
    • Tips on safe us of clarithromycin , and important safety concerns for fluoroquinolones especially moxifloxacin are just some of the items covered
  • Recurrent UTI in Adult, Non-Pregnant Females March 2020
    • This guideline refers to symptomatic culture-proven recurrent urinary tract infection (UTI)
      It covers non antimicrobial measures, antibiotic prophylaxis. It is important to remember that recurrent or persistent lower urinary tract symptoms are not always due to recurrent UTI. Other conditions such as STI, postmenopausal atrophic vaginitis and dermatological conditions often cause similar symptoms.
      Antimicrobial prophylaxis should be reviewed after 3-6 months with a view to stopping