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Table 1 Formulary adjustment & classification management

From: An outpatient antibacterial stewardship intervention during the journey to JCI accreditation

First phase (March, 2012) Second phase (March, 2013)
Category Antibacterials Level Category Antibacterials Level
Macrolides Oral clarithromycin, Oral azithromycin, Oral erythromycin, i.v. erythromycin 1 Macrolides Oral clarithromycin, Oral azithromycin, Oral roxithromycin 1
  i.v. azithromycin 2 Cephalosporins   
Cephalosporins    The first generation Oral cephradine 1
The first generation Oral cephradine 1 The second generation Oral cefuroxime axetil, Oral cefaclor 1
  i.v. cefathiamidine 2   Oral cefprozi 2
The second generation Oral cefuroxime axetil, Oral cefaclor, i.v. cefuroxime sodium 1 The third generation Oral cefdinir 2
  Oral cefprozi, i.v. cefotiam 2 Fluoroquinolones Oral levofloxacin 1
The third generation Oral cefetamet pivoxil hydrochloride, Oral cefdinir, i.v. ceftizoxime 2   Oral moxifloxacin 2
  i.v. ceftriaxone sodium 1 Penicillins Oral amoxicillin 1
Cephamycins i.v. cefmetazole sodium, i.v. cefminox sodium 2 Beta-lactam/beta-lactamase inhibitor combinations Oral amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium 1
Monocyclic beta-lactam i.v. aztreonam 3 Nitroimidazoles Oral ornidazole 2
Fluoroquinolones Oral levofloxacin, i.v. levofloxacin, i.v. ciprofloxacin 1 Tetracyclines Oral minocycline 1
  Oral moxifloxacin, i.v. moxifloxacin 2 Lincosamides Oral clindamycin palmitate 1
Aminoglycosides i.v. etimicin 2 Miscellaneous Oral sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim 1
  i.v. streptomycin sulfate 1    
Penicillins i.v. benzylpenicillin sodium, Oral amoxicillin 1    
  i.v. sulbenicillin sodium 2    
Beta-lactam/beta-lactamase inhibitor combinations Oral amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium 1    
  i.v. piperacillin/sulbactam, i.v. cefoperazone/sulbactam 2    
Nitroimidazoles Oral ornidazole, i.v. ornidazole 2    
Tetracyclines Oral minocycline 1    
Lincosamides Oral clindamycin palmitate, i.v. clindamycin 1    
Miscellaneous i.v. fosfomycin sodium 1    
  1. Notes: Level 1: non-restricted (also called “first line”) antibacterials; Level 2: restricted (“second line”) antibacterials; Level 3: special-grade (“third line”) antibacterials.