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