treatment of staphylococcal pneumonia
Last reviewed 01/2018
Antibiotic treatment should be started after blood and sputum has been taken for culture. Initial therapy is often blind.
Consult with a bacteriologist about appropriate drug treatment if in doubt:
- first choice: benzylpenicillin
- alternative: erythromycin
- penicillinase producing
- first choice: flucloxacillin
- alternative: dependent on local sensitivities
Treatment for staphylococcal pneumonia may be with flucloxacillin 250 mg 4 times daily by mouth or IV until improvement. In severe infections, doses may be doubled.