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Is bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) good for mrsa?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
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 46-year-old member asked:

What is the dose of bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for mrsa?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Evans Prieston
Pharmacology 44 years experience
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 one Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds tablet every 12 hours.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Can bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) treat mrsa?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
MRSA: Local skin lesions are generally easily treated with Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or septra, assuming you are not allergic to sulfa drugs.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What dosage of bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for mrsa?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
MRSA: Follow doctor's directions. The key to fighting off MRSA using these new antibiotics like Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is to follow your doctor's directions to the letter. Antibiotics won't clear up the problem right away. It usually takes two to three days for the antibiotics to affect the staph bacteria, so don't be discouraged if nothing happens on the first day. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds twice a day for 7-10 days.
Clanton, AL
A 71-year-old male asked:

What is the antibiotic bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) good for ?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
Various stuff: Probably the most common use for the fixed combination of trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole is for urinary tract infections, the medication can be used for a variety of infections including nocardia, pneumocystis is and mrsa.
Dryden, VA
A 34-year-old female asked:

Is bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) good for swollen lymph nodes?

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Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Family Practice : Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is given for a bacterial infection it can treat uti's and skin infections. Sometimes you will develop enlarged ln's with an infection. When you treat it affectively the ln will get smaller. It is a sign that you are getting better. It they don't go away it could mean something else is going on.

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