| Formulary Chapter 5: Infections - Full Section
Where a formulary entry does not detail a medicine’s indications for use, the medicine can be assumed to be approved for all licensed indications.
Formulary approved "off-label" use is detailed separately.
This section advises on the choice of anti-infective agents available at each Trust. Doctors should refer to local or departmental antibiotic guidelines for advice regarding specific treatments within specialised units (including prophylaxis for surgical, medical and dental procedures). Different antibiotic policies can be found in different hospitals due to local variations in resistance and antibiotic susceptibility.
M: Use of this agent only to be initiated under the advice of a microbiologist or virologist as appropriate.
S: Use of this agent only to be initiated under the advice of a relevant clinical specialist.