Antibiotic Regimens for Endometritis

Clindamycin (900 mg IV Q 8 hours) plus gentamicin (1.5

mg/kg IV Q 8 hours) Ampicillin-sulbactam (Unasyn) 3 grams IV Q 6 hours Ticarcillin-clavulanate (Timentin)3.1 grams IV Q 4 hours Cefoxitin (Mefoxin) 2 grams IV Q 6 hours Ceftriaxone (Rocephin) 2 grams IV Q 24 hours plus metronidazole 500 mg PO or IV Q 8 hours* Levofloxacin (Levaquin) 500 mg IV Q 24 hours plus metronidazole 500 mg PO or IV Q 8 hours*

* Should not be given to breastfeeding mothers If chlamydia infection is suspected, azithromycin 1 gram PO for one dose should be added to the regimen

2. Treatment should continue until the patient is clinically improved and afebrile for 24 to 48 hours. Oral antibiotic therapy is not necessary after successful parenteral treatment, unless bacteremia is present.

3. Modifications in therapy may be necessary if there is no response to the initial antibiotic regimen after 48 to 72 hours. Approximately 20 percent of treatment failures are due to resistant organisms, such as enterococci which are not covered by cephalosporins or clindamycin plus gentamicin. The addition of ampicillin (2 g q4h) to the regimen can improve the response rate. Metronidazole (500 mg PO or IV q8h) may be more effective than clindamycin against Gram negative anaerobes but is generally not used in mothers who will be breastfeeding. References: See page 184.

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