MRSA, or methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, is a contagious bacterium that is immune to beta-lactam antibiotics such as penicillin and ampicillin, according to Healthline. MRSA lives on skin and is often found ... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Most health insurance plans that cover medications include coverage for the antibiotics used to treat staph infections, including MRSA. The cost to the insured is normally just the cost of the drug copay or co-insurance.... More » Business & Finance Insurance Health Insurance

Side effects of linezolid and rifampin, two possible antibiotics used for the treatment of MRSA, include fever, chills, body aches, easily bruising, and nausea or stomach pain, according to eMedicineHealth. Sulfamethoxaz... More » Health Medications & Vitamins

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, is a staph bacterium transmitted through contact with a person carrying it or by touching objects contaminated with it, according to WebMD. It often enters the body t... More »

Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, also known as MRSA, is resistant to many antibiotics, according to WebMD. As of 2014, a doctor may prescribe clindamycin, trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole or linezolid to tre... More »

Different varieties of the Staphylococcus aureus bacteria that have developed a resistance to antibiotics cause MRSA, according to Mayo Clinic. The bacteria are normally harmless until they enter a person's body through ... More »

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, can be treated using antibiotics, but it is important to note that not all antibiotics will work. The doctor will prescribe the best medication to use depending on th... More » Health Conditions & Diseases