Staphylococcus aureus
General Susceptibility

General Susceptibility

MSSA

Anti-staphylococcal penicillins (i.e. nafcillin) and cephalosporins (i.e. cefazolin) are optimal agents for intravenous therapy of MSSA infections. Beta-lactams are preferred but if true allergy, alternative options include TMP-SMX, tetracyclines or for serious infections vancomycin.

Variable susceptibility to:

  •  Clindamycin

MRSA

Susceptible to:

  • Vancomycin
  • Daptomycin (restricted to ID)
  • Linezolid (restricted to ID)
  • TMP-SMX
  • Tetracyclines

Variably susceptible to:

  • Clindamycin