CAP (low severity) - CURB 65 0-1

First Line

Amoxicillin 500mg - 1g PO 8 hourly

or

Doxycyline 200mg PO STAT, then 100mg daily

 

If oral route compromised:

Amoxicillin 500mg-1g IV 8 hourly

Penicillin Allergy

Doxycyline 200mg PO STAT, then 100mg daily

or

Clarithromycin 500mg PO 12 hourly

(Erythromycin 500mg 6 hourly in pregnancy) 

If oral route compromised:

Clarithromycin 500mg IV 12 hourly

Notes

Microbiology sample not routinely required for low-severity pneumonia.

Treatment duration - 5 days.