Therapy duration 14 days

Before starting antibiotics, a sputum sample should be sent for culture. Previous sputum microbiology should be used to guide therapy, particularly if Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolated. Seek advice from Microbiology.

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Drug details

Last reviewed: 14 November 2017

Next review: 14 November 2019

Author(s): Antimicrobial Management Team

Approved By: TAM Subgroup of ADTC

Reviewer Name(s): Area Antimicrobial Pharmacist

Document Id: AMT157