Antibiotics for Mild DM Foot

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The following is a list of antibiotics that may be used for the empiric treatment of mild diabetic foot (DM foot), in combination with an antimicrobial for MRSA. The antibiotic included in the list is based on Sanford's Guide to Antimicrobial Treatment. The guide defines mild DM foot as an ulcer with less than 2 cm of inflammation. The parts of the table are as follows:

  • Centile rank refers to the rank (between 0-100) of the antibiotic compared with the other drugs available, in terms of cost. The lower the number, the lower the cost.
  • Brand name refers to the trade name of the drug.
  • Generic name refers to the active ingredient of the drug.
  • Stock dose refers to the amount of the drug (in milligrams) contained in each tablet or capsule.
  • Initial dose refers to the amount of the drug to be taken per dose, based on Sanford's Guide to Antimicrobial Treatment.
  • Freq refers to the frequency of dosing per day, based on Sanford's Guide to Antimicrobial Treatment.
  • Unit price refers to the manufacturer's price per tablet/capsule.
  • Cost per 7 days refers to the total cost for a 7 day treatment with the antibiotic.

How can I make use of this data?

The data may be used by physicians to compare the cost of different antibiotics for the empirical treatment of mild diabetic foot. The listed antibiotics must be combined with an antimicrobial for MRSA. The tabular format provides physicians a quick survey of the comparative prices and cost per treatment of a particular antibiotic.

The data may be used by patients to search for more affordable drugs with the same action and bioavailability as their current prescription drug.


Centile Rank Brand Name Generic Name Stock Dose (mg) Initial Dose (mg) Freq Unit Price Cost per 7 Days
0 Uticin Ciprofloxacin 500 750 2 10.00 210.00
2 Proxin Ciprofloxacin 500 750 2 17.00 357.00
4 Pharex Ciprofloxacin 500 750 2 20.00 420.00
7 Ciprophil Ciprofloxacin 500 750 2 20.01 420.21
9 Zinacef Cefuroxime 500 500 2 36.18 506.52
11 Ritemed Ciprofloxacin 500 750 2 24.26 509.55
13 Proxivex Ciprofloxacin 500 750 2 25.36 532.56
15 Levoprime Levofloxacin 500 750 1 52.00 546.00
15 Pharex Levofloxacin 750 750 1 78.00 546.00
20 Ceflox Levofloxacin 500 750 1 52.90 555.45
22 Loxeva Levofloxacin 750 750 1 81.40 569.77
24 Voleca Levofloxacin 500 750 1 55.00 577.50
26 Ciflobid Ciprofloxacin 500 750 2 28.00 588.00
26 Ciproted Ciprofloxacin 500 750 2 28.00 588.00
30 Wilovex Levofloxacin 750 750 1 85.00 595.00
33 Levocin Levofloxacin 750 750 1 87.27 610.91
35 Ritemed Cefuroxime 500 500 2 44.08 617.16
37 Xenoflox Ciprofloxacin 500 750 2 30.25 635.25
39 Levofloxin Levofloxacin 500 750 1 61.00 640.50
41 Pneumocal Levofloxacin 500 750 1 63.00 661.50
43 Cipromet Ciprofloxacin 500 750 2 31.66 664.83
46 Cefadox Cefpodoxime 200 200 2 48.92 684.83
48 Cefuget Cefuroxime 500 500 2 50.00 700.00
50 Omnivox Levofloxacin 500 750 1 67.00 703.50
52 Cipromax Ciprofloxacin 500 750 2 34.50 724.50
54 Trigenna Cefuroxime 500 500 2 52.20 730.80
57 Cirok Ciprofloxacin 500 750 2 35.00 735.00
59 Terlev Levofloxacin 500 750 1 71.64 752.22
61 Cefurex Cefuroxime 500 500 2 54.25 759.50
63 Flevoxcin Levofloxacin 500 750 1 73.00 766.50
65 Pharex Cefuroxime 500 500 2 55.00 770.00
67 Ciprobay Ciprofloxacin 500 750 2 38.81 814.92
70 Kefsyn Cefuroxime 500 500 2 59.00 826.00
72 Altacef Cefuroxime 500 500 2 60.00 840.00
72 Eurimax Cefuroxime 500 500 2 60.00 840.00
72 Rucef Cefuroxime 500 500 2 60.00 840.00
78 Zinnat Cefuroxime 500 500 2 62.88 880.30
80 Zoltax Cefuroxime 500 500 2 63.00 882.00
83 Zegen Cefuroxime 500 500 2 63.17 884.33
85 Panaxim Cefuroxime 500 500 2 65.00 910.00
87 Glevo Levofloxacin 500 750 1 90.00 945.00
89 Ciprobay XR Ciprofloxacin 500 750 2 45.94 964.84
91 Moxiflox Moxifloxacin 400 400 1 140.00 980.00
93 Aeruginox Cefuroxime 250 500 2 38.00 1,064.00
96 Avelox Moxifloxacin 400 400 1 186.89 1,308.23
98 Floxel Levofloxacin 750 750 1 235.20 1,646.40
100 Levox Levofloxacin 750 750 1 235.24 1,646.67

Compiled by healthypinoy.com staff from MIMS 2016 Edition.
Last updated June 24, 2016.