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Notes:

View the UHS antimicrobial guideline here

View the South Central Antimicrobial Network guidelines for antibiotic prescribing in the community here

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05.01.12  Expand sub section  Quinolones
Ciprofloxacin
(tablet/liquid)
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Green
 
   
Ciprofloxacin
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Red
 
   
Delafloxacin (Quofenix )
(tablets/infusion)
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Red

Restricted Item  Microbiology approval only.

note Not to be used as first-line treatment option.

note Please ensure to read safety precautions and contra-indications of use as per BNF/SPC. MHRA links can be found below.

 

 
Link  Fluoroquinolone antibiotics: new restrictions and precautions for use due to very rare reports of disabling and potentially long-lasting or irreversible side effects
Link  Systemic and inhaled fluoroquinolones: small increased risk of aortic aneurysm and dissection; advice for prescribing in high-risk patients
   
Levofloxacin
(tablet/injection)
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Red Restricted Item Tablets/injection red for prophylaxis in multiple myeloma in line with UHS guidance (12 weeks treatment). Haematology only.
Green Restricted Item Tablets green for H pylori eradication in line with SCAN community antibiotic guidelines (note: not a first-line option)

 
   
LevofloxacinBlack Triangle (Quinsair)
(nebuliser solution)
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Red Specialist Centre
NHS England

Restricted Item For use only in accordance with Aug 2018 NHS England Clinical Commissioning Policy for chronic Pseudomonas lung infection in cystic fibrosis (adults)

 
   
Moxifloxacin
(tablet)
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Amber Initiation
 
   
Moxifloxacin
(injection)
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Norfloxacin
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Ofloxacin
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Ofloxacin
(injection)
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Status Description

Green

Suitable for prescribing by all in both primary and secondary care.  

Amber Recommended

Specialist recommended but suitable for continuation in primary care.  

Amber Initiation

Specialist initiated but suitable for continuation in primary care.  

Amber SCG

Specialist initiated and for continuation in primary care under a locally approved shared care guideline.  

Red

Suitable for prescribing in specialist settings (secondary care) only.   

Red Specialist Centre

Secondary care medicines to be used under specialised commissioning arrangements only.  

Blue

For primary care, either via FP10 or supplied through specialist services. These products may be stocked by hospital pharmacies only for supply to primary care units/wards or for continuing supplies for patients admitted on therapy.  

Black

Not recommended for use.  

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