The Pennine Acute Hospitals
NHS Trust Formulary
 
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5 Infections
This chapter of the formulary is not an antibiotic prescribing guide and is not intended to guide treatment choice.

Please refer to the relevant Pennine Acute policies (e.g. the Antibiotic Policy for Adult Patients, or Antibiotic Guidelines for Paediatrics) when making treatment choices.
05-01-12 Quinolones
Quinolones should be used with caution in patients with a history of epilepsy or conditions that predispose to seizures.

Tendon damage (including rupture) has been reported in patients receiving quinolones. Tendon rupture may occur within 48 hours of starting treatent; cases have also been reported several months after stopping a quinolone. (BNF)
Ciprofloxacin
Formulary
Tablets
Oral Suspension
Intravenous Infusion: Restricted Item requires microbiology/ID consultant approval, unless use is in line with antibiotic policy

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Levofloxacin
Formulary
Tablets
Intravenous Infusion

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Moxifloxacin
Formulary
Tablets
Intravenous Infusion

Restricted Item Can only be prescribed following discussion with Microbiology or an ID physician

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Ofloxacin
Formulary
Tablets

(Intravenous infusion is non-formulary)

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Nalidixic Acid Uriben®
Non Formulary

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Norfloxacin
Non Formulary

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Ofloxacin
Non Formulary

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