Canterbury DHB


August 2023

Antimicrobial Guidelines

Diarrhoea – Clostridioides difficile


  • Updated to improve clarity around treatment of initial episodes and recurrence. Vancomycin dosing revised.

Surgical Prophylaxis


  • Guidance added for two procedures. Piperacillin+tazobactam is now recommended for prophylaxis of pancreatoduodenectomy (see General Surgery Surgical Prophylaxis guidelines). Ertapenem is now recommended for prophylaxis of transrectal ultrasound-guided prostate biopsy (see Urological Surgical Prophylaxis guidelines).

Prescribing Guidelines

Drug-Drug Interactions


  • Reviewed.

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Topic Code: 1202324