Not recommended as an essential medicine
Listing of antibiotics in the WHO EML and the allocation of antibiotics to the different AWaRe groups should be distinguished from each other, recognizing their distinct albeit complementary purposes. EML-listed antibiotics represent a parsimonious, evidence-based selection of essential narrow spectrum antibiotics for first- and second-choice empiric treatment of most common or sever bacterial infections and a tool for stewardship. The AWaRe classification has been extended beyond the EML to all commonly used antibiotics globally, classifying more than 180 commonly used antibiotics, to better support antibiotic monitoring and stewardship activities. The antibiotic presented here is listed in AWaRe for monitoring purposes, but it is not listed as a WHO essential medicine.