Antifungal Stewardship

Prescribing information is available at the bottom of this page.

Despite being less common than bacterial infections, invasive fungal infections (IFIs) represent an important clinical threat, with a significant health and financial burden.2

This page contains a range of resources designed to support the implementation of an antifungal stewardship programme. Please see below for webinar and video content detailing the considerations and experience of several healthcare professionals involved in antifungal stewardship programmes.

The below materials are also available to download, please click on each item to access these:

  • Antifungal Stewardship: Blueteq Guidance
  • Antifungal Stewardship: Diagnostics Summary
  • Antifungal Stewardship: Overview Booklet
  • Antifungal Stewardship: Case Study Booklet

 

Diagnostics Summary

Antifungal Stewardship Overview

 

   
Considerations in antifungal stewardship and UK experiences: a microbiologist’s perspective

Nelun Perera, Consultant Microbiologist

 

Medical Information

If you would like to talk to a Pfizer contact about Cresemba®, please click this link to be taken to our Ask Pfizer portal where you can request this.

For General inquiries or information about Pfizer medicines, you can contact Pfizer on 01304 616161.

References

1. CRESEMBA® Summary of Product Characteristics.

2. NHS England. Antifungal Stewardship Implementation Pack 2019. Available https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/PSS1-meds-optimisation-trigger-5-antifungal-stewardship-implementation-pack-v7.pdfAccessed January 2020.

 

Prescribing Information

This includes legal category, basic NHS cost and a link to SPC. Please click each relevant SPC link to be directed to EMC website.

Cresemba®(isavuconazole)
Cresemba® 100mg hard capsules – SPC
Legal Category: POM. Basic NHS Cost:14 caps pack £599.28
Cresemba 200mg powder for concentrate for solution for infusion – SPC
Legal Category: POM Basic NHS Cost: 1 vial pack £297.84

Vfend® (voriconazole)
Vfend® 50mg filmed tablets – SPC
Legal Category: POM. Basic NHS Cost: 28 tabs £275.68
Vfend® 200mg filmed tablets – SPC
Legal Category: POM. Basic NHS Cost: 28 tabs £1102.74
Vfend® 200mg powder for solution for infusion – SPC
Legal Category: POM. Basic NHS Cost: 1 vial £77.14
Vfend® 40mg/ml Powder for oral suspension – SPC
Legal Category: POM Basic NHS Cost: 75ml £551.37

Meronem® IV (meropenem trihydrate)
Meronemv® IV 1g – SPC 
Legal Category: POM. Basic NHS Cost: 10 vial pack £206.28
Meronem
® IV 500mg – SPC 
Legal Category: POM. Basic NHS Cost: 10 vial pack £103.14

Ecalta® (anidulafungin)
Ecalta® 100mg Powder for Concentrate for Solution for Infusion - SPC
Legal Category: POM. Basic NHS List Price: £299.99

Diflucan® (fluconazole)
Diflucan® 10mg/ml powder for oral suspension - SPC
Legal Category: POM. Basic NHS List Price: £16.61
Diflucan® 150mg capsules - SPC
Legal Category: POM. Basic NHS List Price: £7.12
Diflucan® 200mg hard capsules - SPC
Legal Category: POM. Basic NHS List Price: £66.42
Diflucan® 50mg hard capsules - SPC
Legal Category: POM. Basic NHS List Price: £16.61
Diflucan® 40mg/ml powder for oral suspension - SPC
Legal Category: POM. Basic NHS List Price: £66.42


Tazocin® (piperacillin sodium, tazobactam sodium)
Tazocin® 2 g/0.25 g Powder for Solution for Infusion – SPC 
Legal category: POM. Basic NHS cost: 1 vial pack £7.65
Tazocin® 4  g/0.5 g Powder for Solution for Infusion – SPC
Legal category: POM. Basic NHS cost: 1 vial pack £15.17 

PP-CRB-GBR-0887. November 2020