5. Infection

Supplementary pages for Kent and Medway Information for antimicrobial prescribing guidance

The January 2022 NICE Summary of antimicrobial prescribing guidance – managing common infections available here has now been agreed in Kent and Medway. This should be viewed in conjunction with the Kent and Medway Supplementary information page which details any relevant local information, considerations, or adaptations to subsections of the NICE summary table guidance.

The following drugs are included either in the NICE summary tables or the K&M supplementary pages and are considered on formulary if prescribed according to the guidance. Please see the document in the link at the top of this page "Supplementary pages for Kent and Medway Information for antimicrobial prescribing guidance".

  • Phenoxymethylpenicillin
  • clarthromycin
  • erythromycin
  • oseltamivir
  • zanamivir
  • co-amoxiclav
  • topical acetic acid 2%
  • topical neomycin sulphate with corticosteroid
  • flucloxacillin
  • doxycycline
  • co-trimoxazole
  • levofloxacin
  • ciprofloxacin
  • cefalexin
  • nitrofurantoin
  • trimethoprim
  • pivmecillinam
  • fosfomycin
  • ofloxacin 200mg oral
  • benzylpenicillin
  • miconazole oral gel
  • nystatin suspension
  • fluconazole capsules
  • tinidazole 2g
  • azithromycin
  • bismuth subsalicylate
  • mebendazole
  • vancomycin oral (micro advice only)
  • fidaxomicin (micro advice only)
  • metronidazole
  • tetracycline
  • rifabutin
  • clotrimazole 500mg pessary
  • clotrimazole 100mg pessary
  • fenticonazole 600mg pessary
  • metronidazole 0.75% vaginal gel
  • clindamycin 2% cream
  • aciclovir oral
  • valaciclovir
  • famciclovir
  • ceftriaxone IM 1g
  • moxifloxacin
  • fusidic acid 2% topical
  • topical hydrogen peroxide 1%
  • mupirocin 2% topical
  • 0.1% adapalene/ 2.5% benzoyl peroxide
  • 0.3% adapalene/2.5% benzoyl peroxide
  • 0.025% tretinoin/ 1% clindamycin
  • 3% benzoyl peroxide/1% clindamycin
  • 5% benzoyl peroxide/1% clindamycin
  • lymecycline
  • 15% or 20% azelaic acid topical
  • 5% benzoyl peroxide
  • permethrin 5% cream
  • malathion 0.5% aqueous liquid
  • topical terbinafine 1%
  • topical imidazole 1%
  • topical undecenoates eg Mycota
  • terbinafine 250mg oral
  • itraconazole 200mg oral
  • chloramphenicol 0.5% eye drop
  • chloramphenicol 1% ointment
  • fusidic acid 1% eye gel
  • oxytetracycline 250mg/500mg
  • chlorhexidine mouthwash
  • hydrogen peroxide 6% mouthwash
  • amoxicillin