Do Not Do Recommendation

 

Do not issue repeat prescriptions for antimicrobials unless needed for a particular clinical condition or indication. Avoid issuing repeat prescriptions for longer than 6 months without review and ensure adequate monitoring for individual patients to reduce adverse drug reactions and to check whether continuing an antimicrobial is really needed.

Do Not Do Recommendation Details

Recommendation:

Do not issue repeat prescriptions for antimicrobials unless needed for a particular clinical condition or indication. Avoid issuing repeat prescriptions for longer than 6 months without review and ensure adequate monitoring for individual patients to reduce adverse drug reactions and to check whether continuing an antimicrobial is really needed.

Interventions:
Prescribing antimicrobial

Source guidance details

Guidance:
Antimicrobial stewardship: systems and processes for effective antimicrobial medicine use (NG15)
Published date:
August 2015
Paragraph number:
1.1.37
Page number:
15

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