GPs may be underdosing penicillin-based drugs in kids

Australian researchers have raised concerns over old recommendations in antibiotic product information that are at odds with the Therapeutic Guidelines

GPs might be underdosing children when prescribing penicillin-based antibiotics because of outdated recommendations, some going back decades, in product information, experts warn.

Australia’s Therapeutic Guidelines provide up-to-date advice on antibiotic choice, dosage and duration when prescribing the medications to children.