Restricted Antibiotics

Antimicrobials on these lists have one or more of the following characteristics:

List of Restricted Antimicrobials

  • Represent a significant proportion of overall yearly UConn John Dempsey Hospital antimicrobial expenditures
  • Should be used primarily for patients with antimicrobial-resistant infections (either documented or strongly-suspected based on a prior infection history)
  • Should be used primarily in patients with a complex allergy history that excludes use of narrower-spectrum, less-expensive options
  • Have very broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity (and may increase the risks for subsequent infections such as C. difficile infection)
  • Have limited FDA-Approved Indications
  • Have a narrow “therapeutic/toxic” window