Antimicrobial Guidelines

Disclaimer: The recommendations given in this guide are meant to serve as treatment guidelines. They should NOT supplant clinical judgment or Infectious Diseases consultation when indicated. The recommendations were developed for use at Children’s of Alabama and thus may not be appropriate for other settings. We have attempted to verify that all information is correct, but because of ongoing research, practice may change.

Spectrum of Antimicrobial Treatment (PDF)


Syndrome Specific Guidelines

Clostridioides/Clostridium difficile-Associated Diarrhea
Community Acquired Pneumonia
Herpes Simplex Virus (less than 42 days of age)
Skin and Soft Tissue Infections
Urinary Tract Infections


Indication Specific Antimicrobials (Order sets)

Restricted Antimicrobial List

Amphotericin deoxycholate (conventional)
Cefoxitin
Ceftaroline
Imipenem/Cilastatin
Itraconazole
Meropenem
Micafungin
Moxifloxacin
Oseltamivir
Rifaximin
Trimethoprim/Sulfamethoxazole(Bactrim, Septra)
Vancomycin
Voriconazole