Doxycycline effective treatment for HA MRSA?

  1. I had surgery 2 weeks ago, and have not been recovering. My doctor said it was MRSA and ordered oral Doxycycline. I am a RN, but have never doxy be used as a treatment for HA MRSA. Any insight or tidbits is so appreciated.:imbar
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  3. by   manncer
    Doxycycline and Minocycline are both viable alternatives. Rifampin can be given along with Mino or Doxy. Clindamycin is effective except resistence is growing. I wouldn't try Bactrim myself. And of course linezolid is very effective against MRSA (Nosocomial or otherwise)[but, expensive]. If the infections reoccur you might have to be decolonized, with mupirocin and Hibiclens washes.
    Note: John's Hopkins has an excellent antibiotic guide, online, for professionals.
    Last edit by manncer on May 26, '09
  4. by   ElvishDNP
    I have heard of this before.

    If you have any question specific to your case, you might ask your doc about what literature he uses for reference as well.

Doxycycline effective treatment for HA MRSA?