MRSA is something that is not life threatening in most cases, however, it is a pain to deal with. There are many treatment options out there for those that take the time to look for them and they will find that in the majority of cases, it is something that they have to find by trial and error in order to know whether the new drug is going to be something that works for them or not. With that being said, one of the most common drugs out there that is being prescribed to people who are suffering from MRSA is Rifampin. This drug is something that is usually given to a person who is first showing signs of having MRSA. They are going to find that since it is the most commonly prescribed medication there are some fall outs to this. For example, it has been found that since so many people are given this as their first treatment that they do build up a tolerance to this which then has them looking for a new way to deal with their MRSA outbreaks. This is something that most patients fear, and since it does have such a high chance of this happening, more and more people are finding that their doctors are not using as their first pick for treatment.
There are some side-effects that are associated with the use of this drug. The most serious side-effect that is reported is liver damage. Thus, those that are prescribed this for long periods of time will find that they are going to need to have frequent check ups in order to make sure that there is no damage to their liver happening. There has also been reports that for women that take this and the pill will find that it cancels out the pill, which has led to pregnancy in some women. However, most doctors find that this is rather rare.
The other side-effects that are commonly reported are the breathing problems that people have, watering of the eyes, rashes can develop, abdominal problems such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, and the person can experience overall flu like symptoms. With the side-effects and the fact that people are becoming a bit immune to this with only taking it for a short time it is not one of the better treatment options that are out there. However, for those with a mild case of MRSA it could be the one thing that stops it completely.