ATC codes: J01XX01
Other specified bacterial diseases ICD11 code: 1C4Y
Parenteral > General injections > IV: 2 g in vial (as sodium) powder for injection ; 4 g in vial (as sodium) powder for injection
EML status history
Also recommended for children
The recommendation is for this specific medicine
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Summary of evidence and Expert Committee recommendations
As part of the comprehensive review of antibacterials undertaken by the Expert Committee in 2017, the committee recommended the formation of the Reserve Group of antibiotics. Antibiotics and antibiotic classes within this group are ' last-resort' treatment options that should be accessible when needed, but their use should be tailored to highly specific patients and settings, when other alternatives have failed (e.g. serious life-threatening infections due to multidrug-resistant bacteria).