Common antibiotic prescribing in primary care

First line antibiotic treatments, with dose and time frame
Where there is a possible range of doses, give the maximum (e.g. 375-625mg, note 625mg)
Format the answers as "Name of drug, Dose (with unit) and OD/BD/TDS/QDS, Length of treatment"
Answers based on table found here: https://patient.info/doctor/blind-treatment-of-bacterial-infection#nav-1
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Clinical indication
Answer
Tonsillitis
Penicillin V, 500mg QDS, 10 days
Tonsillitis (Penicillin allergic)
Clarithromycin, 500mg BD, 10 days
LRTI
Amoxicillin, 500mg TDS, 5 days
LRTI (Penicillin allergy) (After 200mg stat dose)
Doxycycline, 100mg OD, 5 days
COPD acute exacerbation (Penicillin & Tetracycline contraindicated)
Clarithromycin, 500mg BD, 5 days
Meningitis (Adults and children >10 yrs)
Benzylpenicillin, 1200mg stat
Uncomplicated UTI (Female)
Trimethoprim 200mg BD, 3 days
Uncomplicated UTI (Male) (Alternate abx to above)
Nitrofurantoin, 100mg QDS, 7 days
Impetigo (Widespread/Bullous, Non-MRSA)
Flucloxacillin, 500mg QDS, 7 days
Cellulitis (Penicillin allergic)
Clarithromycin
Human/Cat bite, Puncture wound
Co-amoxiclav, 625mg TDS, 7 days
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