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Bactrim Ds Mrsa Dosage
My doctor prescribed me bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds for mrsa. The directions are 2 twice a day. Is that a normal dose?
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 adults and is typically based on weight and size of the patient. Mrsa is not an infection to take lightly and properly treating this is very important. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was just diagnosed with ca-mrsa and i'm scared since it is often resistant to drugs. I just started bactrim ds tonight. What are the chances of it not responding to any drug? How can you know if it's caught early enough? Thank you!
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 antibiotics is limited, but generally the infection is sensitive to at least a few of the mainstream antibiotics of which Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is one. If your doctor thought you were at great risk you would not be at home. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I was told I had MRSA and put on bactrim ds for 10 days, twice a day. After wanting to confirm dx, the dermo did a culture and it showed nothiing! dermo thinks its just back acne. He told me to finish bactrim then he will start me on doxycycline. Is that
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 one or more pimples may feel obligated to biopsy for MRSA and treat it as such since it's by far more serious even if it's not really present. It sounds like your dermatologist made the right move. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 16yo has a MRSA infection is taking bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds for 8.5 days (prescribed for 10) and using clindamycin gel . She has stomach pain, continue meds?
Culture of leg taken AFTER doc already treated it for MRSA w/Bactrim & top antib; test then back neg (false neg?). Antib in sys how lg? Retest when?
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