||Principles For Prescribing Antimicrobials
- Use only when there is an indication.
- Use only when the risk/benefit balance is favorable.
- It is not a substitute for establishing adequate drainage.
- Choose the narrowest spectrum drug that will be effective.
- Prescribe an adequate dose.
- Prescribe for appropriate duration.
- Choose the drug with the fewest side effects.
- Choose the least expensive agent.