Antibiotics for MRSA

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The following is a list of antibiotics for the empiric treatment of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), 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 milligrams) contained in each tablet or capsule.
  • Tabs per day refers to the number of tablets of capsules needed every 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 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) Tabs per Day Unit Price Cost per 7 Days
0 Pharex TMP+SMX 800+160 2 8.75 122.50
6 Globaxol Forte TMP+SMX 800+160 2 11.00 154.00
12 Combi-Methoxan TMP+SMX 400+80 4 5.68 159.04
18 Moxzole TMP+SMX 400+80 4 5.85 163.80
24 Bantizol Forte TMP+SMX 800+160 2 11.80 165.20
29 Onetrim TMP+SMX 800+160 2 18.76 262.64
35 Forteprim TMP+SMX 400+80 4 10.98 307.37
41 Doxicon Doxycycline 100 2 44.80 627.20
47 Teradox Doxycycline 100 2 48.00 672.00
53 Dalamex Clindamycin 300 4 29.00 812.00
59 Ritemed Clindamycin 300 4 31.50 882.00
65 Pharex Clindamycin 300 4 35.00 980.00
71 Minocin Minocycline 100 2 77.33 1,082.56
76 Clindal Clindamycin 300 4 39.54 1,107.01
82 Klindex Clindamycin 300 4 50.94 1,426.18
88 Dalacin C Clindamycin 300 4 78.45 2,196.47
94 Vibramycin Doxycycline 100 2 165.31 2,314.40
100 Zyvox Linezolid 600 2 3,770.89 52,792.40

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