Which antibiotics are used for the treatment of MRSA nosocomial pneumonia?

Updated: Jul 30, 2018
  • Author: Burke A Cunha, MD; Chief Editor: John L Brusch, MD, FACP  more...
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The preferred antibiotics for treatment of MRSA infections include vancomycin and linezolid.

The recommended antibiotics for the treatment of suspected MSSA infections include piperacillin-tazobactam, cefepime, levofloxacin, imipenem, and meropenem. When the pathogen is confirmed as MSSA, the patient should be switched to oxacillin, nafcillin, or cefazolin.

The preferred antibiotics for treatment of MRSA VAP include vancomycin and linezolid.


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