Uses

• Treatment of infection.

• Prophylaxis against infection, e.g. peri-operatively

• Local choice of antimicrobial varies. However, as a guide, the following choices are common:

Pneumonia (hospital-acquired Gram negative) — ceftazidime, ciprofloxacin, meropenem or piperacillin/tazobactam (piptazobactam)

Pneumonia (community-acquired)—cefuroxime + clarithromycin

Systemic sepsis — cefuroxime ± gentamicin (+ metronidazole if anaerobes likely)

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