Summary of NICE guidance for Respiratory Tract Infections (acute) – antimicrobial prescribing

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

This edition of NICE Bites reflects current NICE guidance (as at November 2020). Please go to NICE to check for any recent updates to this guideline.

NICE Bites is a monthly prescribing bulletin published by North West Medicines Information centre which summarises key recommendations from NICE guidance. NICE Bites No 107, May 2018, includes two topics:

  • Sore throat (acute) – antimicrobial prescribing (NICE NG84)

Sections covered include: assessment, treatment and management,  general advice, self-care advice, ‘no prescription’ advice, ‘back-up’ prescription advice, choice of antibiotic for sore throat in adults, children and young people.

  • Otitis Media (acute) – antimicrobial prescribing (NICE NG91)

Sections covered include: assessment, treatment and management,  general advice, self-care advice, ‘no prescription’ advice, ‘back-up’ prescription advice, choice of antibiotic for otitis media in children and young people.

 

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