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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natraj Katta
18 years experience Hospital-based practice
Depends on: Depends on creatine clearance.

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
MRSA: Follow doctor's directions. The key to fighting off MRSA using these new antibiotics like Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is to follow you ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
DS 3X/day: If you are normal size with normal renal function 1 double strength tablet (160/800 mgs) 3 times a day.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Using a dose: On the high side. Perfectly safe as long as renal function is normal.
Dr. Benjamin Green
16 years experience Family Medicine
Yes, it can be: For MRSA (methicillin resistant staph aureus) infections, 2 ds (double strength) tabs 2x per day are often an appropriate dose. This dose is used in ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evans Prieston
43 years experience Pharmacology
Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) For MRSA: If the strain of MRSA is sensitive to bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) the normal dose in a patient with normal kidney function would be o ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Partially resistant: Ca MRSA is not particularly worse than having regular staph infection. It is not related to the flesh eating bacteria scare. The choice of antibioti ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Sounds good: Mrsa is a scary bug but there a great many different strains and many folks harbor them on their skin with no harm. A physician seeing someone with on ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
MRSA: Answers on healthtap aren't intended for individual treatment, prescription or diagnosis. This should be asked of and discussed with the doctor who p ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
MRSA: Generally local skin lesions can be easily treated with Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or septra if you are not allergic to sulfa drugs.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Test of cure: Cultures are often taken following treatment of an infection to confirm that they were cured with the chosen antibiotic. Persistent symptoms after tr ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
MRSA: Local skin lesions are generally easily treated with Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or septra, assuming you are not allergic to sulfa dru ... Read More
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