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)

(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)

(Doxylin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
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)

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

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

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

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)

(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)

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

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

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (6 evaluations)
Side effects
sleepiness
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
grogginess
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
anxious mood (2) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (11 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
11
Tried for
depressed mood (2) pain (1)
  • 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 91
60s 44
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 43
Female 222

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 122
Not Diagnosed 4

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