A friend of mine was told by her doctor that she has MRSA. He has prescribed her minocycline. And she has hepatitis C, is the minocycline dangerous to her?
Can minocycline be used to treat MRSA?
- 16 Mar 2013 by kenneth hawkins
- hepatitis c, minocycline, methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus infection, doctor
18 May 2013
I had an open fracture of my foot 2 years ago, and I was diagnosed with osteomyelitis of the calcaneus (due to MRSA) last year. In my case, I have been treated with IV vancomycin 3X, but every time I came off of it, the signs of MRSA infection (redness, swelling, pain, night sweats) returned. I have also been given minocycline after coming off the Vanco, since the isolate of MRSA I have is susceptible to tetracycline (many are not) and has a MIC of 4. This is important! If the strain your friend has is susceptible to tetracyclines then, yes, minocycline can be an effective treatment. So, at least in my case, minocycline, keeps MRSA under control. I started taking 100 mg/ 2X day along with 300mg/day rifampin. After 3 months, I quit the rifampin and continued the minocycline. After 6 months, I reduced mino dosage to 100 mg/day for the last 3-4 months, and I have no signs of infection. I now skip a dose every two days with no ill effects, and hoping to eventually get off of it altogether... we'll see. Best of luck to your friend.
- Minocycline Information for Consumers
- Minocycline Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Minocycline (detailed)
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