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Table 1 Recommended antimicrobial regimens for patients with intra-abdominal infection

From: Peritonitis – the Western experience

Single agents
Ampicillin/sulbactam
Cefotetan
Cefoxitin
Ertapenem
Imipenem/cilastatin
Meropenem
Moxifloxacin
Piperacillin/tazobactam
Ticarcillin/clavulanic acid
Combination regimens
Aminoglycoside plus an antianaerobe agent (clindamycin or metronidazole)
Aztreonam plus clindamycin
Cefuroxime plus metronidazole
Ciprofloxacin plus metronidazole
Third-or fourth-generation cephalosporin (cefepime, cefotaxime, ceftazidime, ceftizoxime, or ceftriaxone) plus an antianaerobe