Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

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What is methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus?

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a bacteria responsible for several difficult-to-treat infections. By definition, it is any strain of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria that has developed resistance to specific antibiotic medications.

Common symptoms reported by people with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Doxylin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Clindamycin PH 1% Gel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Treatment name(s)

(Bactroban)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Treatment name(s)

(Bactrim)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Treatment name(s)

(Minocin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Treatment name(s)

(Vancocin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Treatment name(s)

(Hibiclens)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2)

Data from patients with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Doxylin)
Perceived effectiveness
for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (5 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation morning nausea
Total evaluations
8
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
pain (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Clindamycin PH 1% Gel)
Perceived effectiveness
for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (4 evaluations)
Side effects
diarrhea nausea
Total evaluations
4
Treatment name(s)

(Bactroban)
Perceived effectiveness
for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Bactrim)
Perceived effectiveness
for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (7 evaluations)
Side effects
bad taste in mouth diarrhea 2 more
Total evaluations
8
Treatment name(s)

(Minocin)
Perceived effectiveness
for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (3 evaluations)
Side effects
stomach pain vaginal yeast infection
Total evaluations
3
Treatment name(s)

(Vancocin)
Perceived effectiveness
for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Hibiclens)
Perceived effectiveness
for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (1 evaluation)
Side effects
dry skin
Total evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (11 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
11
Tried for
depressed mood (2) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 6
20s 18
30s 41
40s 60
50s 94
60s 48
70+ 8
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 11
20-29 years 11
30-39 years 18
40-49 years 29
50-59 years 19
60-69 years 3
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 45
Female 227

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 123
Not Diagnosed 4

These charts show data from MRSA patients who have completed their condition history
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