5.1.13 Urinary-tract infections

Nitrofurantoin
  • Modified release capsules 100mg (£9.50 = 14 pack)
  • Tablets 100mg (£7.66 = 28 pack)
  • Oral suspension sugar free 25mg/5ml (£467.49 = 300ml bottle)

Indications

Notes

  1. Nitrofurantoin suspension is significantly more expensive than tablets and capsules, and should be avoided unless other options are not appropriate
  2. Catheter must be removed prior to treatment and not reinserted
Fosfomycin
  • Sachets 3g (£4.86 = per sachet)
  • Injection 2g, 4g

Indications

Notes

  1. Doses should be taken preferably before bedtime and after emptying the bladder

 

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