Friday, November 24, 2006

New antibiotics for gram positive infections

This CCJM review provides useful perspectives on the use of vancomycin and the newer antibiotics linezolid, quinupristin-dalfopristin, daptomycin and tygecycline. Note: since this paper’s publication daptomycin has been approved for S. aureus bacteremia including MRSA. Related post here.


Anonymous said...

what about smz/tmp if c/s shows acceptable? it's super cheap and our state infx control has been pushing it

Jeffrey Schrembs said...

There should be more disclosure about the interactions of this drug with (a) prescribed medications and (b) over the counter medications.
I recently had a TERRIBLE reaction after taking "over the counter" antacid, with this med, and until I went through the "complications" I never would have thought the two could not be taken within 4 hours of each other.
Live and learn said Jeff Schrembs.