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Primaxin

POM
Read time: 19 mins
Last updated: 06 May 2020
Published: 01 Apr 2021

4.1 Therapeutic indications

PRIMAXIN is indicated for the treatment of the following infections in adults and children 1 year of age and above (see sections 4.4 and 5.1):

• complicated intra-abdominal infections

• severe pneumonia including hospital and ventilator-associated pneumonia

• intra- and post-partum infections

• complicated urinary tract infections

• complicated skin and soft-tissue infections

PRIMAXIN may be used in the management of neutropenic patients with fever that is suspected to be due to a bacterial infection.

Treatment of patients with bacteraemia that occurs in association with, or is suspected to be associated with, any of the infections listed above.

Consideration should be given to official guidance on the appropriate use of antibacterial agents.

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