Summary of NICE guidance for Prostatitis

Karoline Brennan, Senior Medicines Information Pharmacist, North West Medicines Information CentrePublished

Since this edition of NICE Bites was published, the MHRA has issued restrictions and precautions on the use of fluoroquinolone antibiotics because of rare reports of disabling and potentially long-lasting or irreversible side effects (see Drug Safety Update for details). Please go to NICE to check for any updates to this guideline..

NICE Bites is a monthly bulletin from the North West Medicines Information Centre that summarises key prescribing points from NICE guidance. NICE Bites No 113, December 2018, includes one topic: Prostatitis – acute – antimicrobial prescribing (NICE NG110).  Sections covered include treatment and management, choice of antibiotic, and reassessment and referral. This edition also includes an index of NICE guidance included in NICE Bites in 2018.

(This entry updated November 2020)