Acute Infective Exacerbation of COPD

Treat exacerbations promptly with antibiotics if purulent sputum

and increased shortness of breath 

and/or increased sputum volume.

Consider sputum sample for culture and delayed prescription.

Amoxicillin 

500mg 3 x daily

5 days

Penicillin Allergy:

Doxycycline 

(not suitable for those under 12 years)

 

200mg on Day 1

then 100mg daily

 

5 days