CAP (non-severe) - CURB 65 0-1

First Line

Amoxicillin 500mg - 1g TDS PO

or

Doxycyline 200mg stat, then 100mg OD PO

If oral route compromised

Amoxicillin 500mg-1g IV 8 hourly

Penicillin Allergy

Clarithromycin 500mg bd PO

or

Doxycyline 200mg stat, then 100mg od PO

If oral route compromised

Clarithromycin 500mg IV 12 hourly

Notes

Send sputum for culture and sensitivity

Minimum duration of treament - 7 days

For patients who have had adequate treatment with recommended antimicrobials and not responded¬†- see CURB 65 score ‚Č• 3 PO/IV options