Date of prep: December 2020
Prescribing information and
adverse events reporting
For healthcare professionals only
This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for acute sore throat. It aims to limit antibiotic use and reduce antimicrobial resistance. Acute sore throat is often caused by a virus, lasts for about a week, and most people get better without antibiotics. Withholding antibiotics rarely leads to complications.
Pharmacy in Practice is a UK pharmacy publication with its roots in Scotland.