Canterbury DHB

Context

Acute Rhinosinusitis

Pathogens

Drug Treatment

Empiric

amoxicillin

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PO 500 mg three times a day

Penicillin allergy

doxycycline

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PO 200 mg on day 1

then 100 mg once a day

OR

roxithromycin

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PO 300 mg once a day

Pathogens Known (or poor response to amoxicillin)

Beta-lactamase producing organisms or anaerobes

amoxicillin+clavulanic acid

HMLSchedNZFPMLnoids

PO 500 mg/125 mg three times a day

S. aureus

flucloxacillin

HMLSchedNZFPMLnoids

PO 500 mg four times a day

S. pneumoniae

amoxicillin

HMLSchedNZFPMLnoids

PO 1000 mg three times a day

OR

doxycycline

HMLSchedNZFPML

PO 200 mg on day 1

then 100 mg once a day

Information about this Canterbury DHB document (99226):

Document Owner:

Not assigned (see Who's Who)

Last Updated:

March 2018 (Ear, Nose and Throat)

Next Review Due:

March 2021

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Topic Code: 99226