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GPs could face quinolone antibiotics prescribing restrictions from next year

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The biggest problem is with individuals with multiple allergies and various contraindications, sometimes there is no other choice available - other than an admission to hospital for an exotic IV. I’m not convinced enough thought is given to these atypical situations, they crop up surprisingly frequently. Is hospital admission really the safest option in the cost benefit analysis for these labyrinthine individuals? The complexity of some folks medical history +/- allergy/intolerance profile +/- renal and liver issues +/- potential for drug interactions is vast, and these folk amble in to GP clinics up and down the country, feeling ill, with bacterial infections every single day of the week. This stuff ain’t easy.

Posted date

27 Nov 2018

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2:45pm

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