Table 2

Percentage of chlamydia and gonorrhoea episodes by antimicrobial prescribed among general practices included in the Clinical Practice Research Datalink in England, by year, 2000–2011

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  • Shaded areas represent periods when selected antimicrobial was not recommended in national treatment guidelines.

  • National Treatment Guidelines.29–31

  • *Recommended antimicrobial.

  • †Cefixime and ceftriaxone comprised 79% of the cephalosporins prescribed and cefixime was the recommended therapy from 2005 to 2011.

  • ‡Azithromycin, with ceftriaxone, was recommended for treatment from 2011.

  • §Ciprofloxacin comprised 92% of the quinolones prescribed and was the recommended therapy until 2004.