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Bactrim Ds Mrsa Dosage
My doctor prescribed me bactrim 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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 is one. If your doctor thought you were at great risk you would not be at home. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
My 16yo has a MRSA infection is taking bactrim ds for 8.5 days (prescribed for 10) and using clindamycin gel . She has stomach pain, continue meds?
MRSA: Answers on healthtap aren't intended for individual treatment, prescription or diagnosis. This should be asked of and discussed with the doctor who prescribed the medication for the mrsa. Although this may be a reaction to medication it may be something entirely different. Good luck. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Mrsa: i've had it 15 times in 2.25 yrs . This is the 1st time bactrim didn't resolve it. What happens w high freq antiobuotic over time?
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