Antibiotics for Severe DM Foot

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The following is a list of intravenous antibiotics that may be used for the empiric treatment of severe diabetic foot (DM foot), in combination with an antimicrobial for MRSA. The list is based on Sanford's Guide to Antimicrobial Treatment. 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 grams) contained in each vial.
  • Initial dose refers to the amount of the drug given 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 vial.
  • 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 intravenous antibiotics for the empirical treatment of severe diabetic foot. These antibiotic 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.


Centile Rank Brand Name Generic Name Stock Dose (g) Initial Dose (g) Freq Unit Price Cost per 7 Days
0 Invanz Ertapenem 1 1 1 3,016.02 21,112.14
6 Pizobac Piperacillin + Tazobactam 4.5 4.5 3 1024.65 21,517.65
11 Tazovex Piperacillin + Tazobactam 4.5 4.5 3 1,075.00 22,575.00
17 Vigocid Piperacillin + Tazobactam 4.5 4.5 3 1,092.28 22,937.88
22 Pantazo Piperacillin + Tazobactam 4.5 4.5 3 1,149.00 24,129.00
22 Piptaz Piperacillin + Tazobactam 4.5 4.5 3 1,149.00 24,129.00
33 Tazocin Piperacillin + Tazobactam 4.5 4.5 3 1,155.75 24,270.75
39 Triclav Ticarcillin + Clavulanate 3.2 3.2 4 1,064.00 29,792.00
44 Ampibax Ampicillin + Sulbactam 1.5 3 4 617.40 34,574.40
50 Silgram Ampicillin + Sulbactam 1.5 3 4 620.20 34,731.20
56 Meroget Meropenem 1 1 3 1,818.18 38,181.78
61 Dexpenem Meropenem 1 1 3 1,940.00 40,740.00
67 Canem Meropenem 1 1 3 1,980.00 41,580.00
72 Merop Meropenem 1 1 3 1,995.65 41,908.65
78 Meromax Meropenem 1 1 3 1996.96 41,936.16
83 Ampimax Ampicillin + Sulbactam 1.5 3 4 756.10 42,341.60
89 Amsulvex Ampicillin + Sulbactam 1.5 3 4 875.00 49,000.00
94 Unasyn Ampicillin + Sulbactam 1.5 3 4 1,167.12 65,358.72
100 Meronem Meropenem 1 1 3 3,315.00 69,615.00

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