During the pandemic please refer to COVID-19 rapid guideline: managing suspected or confirmed pneumonia in adults in the community (NG165)

Where indicated, first choice antibiotic is Doxycycline 200mg stat then 100mg once daily for 5 days
OR
Amoxicillin 500mg TDS for 5 days (see guidance for full details)


More information can be found at https://www.nice.org.uk/about/what-we-do/our-programmes/nice-guidance/antimicrobial-prescribing-guidelines

A summary of the main changes from previous guidance (i.e. for amendments to the ring bound paper copies) may be accessed here

Key

Hospital / Specialist only

Specialist initiation

Treatment Guidelines

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