The Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics (APUA) is proud to announce the launch of the third batch of ‘Antibiotic cards’ for a further five antibiotics currently in use. The latest cards are: Cefepime, Ceftazidime-Avibactam, Ciprofloxacin, Levofloxacin, Piperacillin-Tazobactam

This project aims to provide a summary of the main characteristics of selected antibiotics. These antibiotic cards have been primarily designed to assist the prescribers in the selection of the most appropriate antibiotic, with optimal dosages, and to provide guidance to those who take care of patients who receive antibiotics. These antibiotic cards have been produced by members of the APUA board and colleagues, with no support from the pharmaceutical industry, and are available free of charge. They share a common design, with a special focus on their antimicrobial spectrum, main indications, dosing, and adverse events. We hope that you will find them useful and that these antibiotic cards will contribute to better use of antibiotics worldwide, the primary goal of APUA.