Antibiotics carried in general practitioners' emergency bags

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6984.942a (Published 08 April 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:942
  1. M J Colbridge,
  2. E L C Ong,
  3. G Baily,
  4. E M Dunbar
  1. Registrar Consultant physician Infectious Diseases Unit, University of Newcastle Medical School, Newcastle General Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 6BE
  2. Senior registrar Consultant physician Department of Infectious Diseases & Tropical Medicine, North Manchester General Hospital (Monsall Unit), Manchester M8 6RB

    EDITOR,—S W S Menzies1 highlights an important result in our survey that we were unable to elaborate because of restriction of space2; half of the general practitioners (1329 (50.4%)) still carried co-trimoxazole, and 694 (26.3%) carried ciprofloxacin. There are currently few indications for the first line use of co-trimoxazole (treatment and prophylaxis of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia being one); even more disturbing is the increase in …

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