Other considerations

Medicines adherence

Medicines adherence may be a problem for some people taking antibiotics that need frequent dosing or longer treatment duration (see the NICE guideline on medicines adherence).

Resource implications

Recommended antibiotics (except ceftazidime with avibactam) are available as generic formulations. See the Drug Tariff and the BNF for costs.

See the evidence review for more information.

ISBN: 978-1-4731-3531-4

  • Public Health England
  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)