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.
05-02-01 Triazole antifungals

Fluconazole
Formulary
Capsules
Oral Suspension
Intravenous Infusion

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Itraconazole
Formulary
Capsules
Oral Liquid
Intravenous Infusion

Itraconazole is associated with liver damage and should no be given to patients with a history of liver disease.

Following reports of heart failure, caution is advised when prescribing itraconazole to patients at high risk of heart failure (BNF).

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Posaconazole Noxafil®
Formulary
Suspension
Tablets

Restricted Item Specialist (haematology) or ID consultant initiation only. See links
For AML inpatients only. Not to be supplied on discharge
Link  BHIVA Guidelines for the Treatment of Opportunistic Infection in HIV-seropositive Individuals 2011
Link  MHRA Safety Update: Posaconazole tablets and oral suspension not interchangeable
 

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Voriconazole Vfend®
Formulary
Tablets
Oral Suspension
Intravenous Infusion

Restricted Item Can only be prescribed following discussion with the Consultant Microbiologist, ID Physician or Haematologist

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