Canterbury DHB

Context

Deep Neck Space Infections

Pathogens

Drug Treatment

Empiric

amoxicillin+clavulanic acid

HMLSchedNZFPMLnoids

IV 1 g/200 mg every eight hours

Mild penicillin allergy

ceftriaxone

HMLSchedNZFPMLnoids

IV 2 g every 24 hours

AND

metronidazole

HMLSchedNZFPMLnoids

IV 500 mg every twelve hours

Severe penicillin allergy

ciprofloxacin

HMLSchedNZFPMLnoids

IV 400 mg every twelve hours

AND

vancomycin

HMLSchedNZFPMLnoids

See dosing guidelines (use high doses).

AND

metronidazole

HMLSchedNZFPMLnoids

IV 500 mg every twelve hours

Information about this Canterbury DHB document (99224):

Document Owner:

Not assigned (see Who's Who)

Last Updated:

March 2018 (Ear, Nose and Throat)

Next Review Due:

March 2021

Keywords:

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Topic Code: 99224