An evaluation of tedizolid for the treatment of MRSA infections.

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An evaluation of tedizolid for the treatment of MRSA infections.

Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2018 Sep 10;:1-6

Authors: Hall RG, Smith WJ, Putnam WC, Pass SE

Abstract
INTRODUCTION: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)is a common pathogen in acute bacterial skin and soft tissue infections (ABSSSIs), nosocomial pneumonia, bacteremia, endocarditis, as well as diabetic foot, bone, and joint infections. Areas covered: This review summarizes the randomized controlled trials that evaluated the clinical efficacy of tedizolid in ABSSSIs, which is currently the only United States Food and Drug Administration-labeled indication for tedizolid. Expert opinion: Tedizolid has several potential advantages over linezolid including once-daily dosing, shorter duration of therapy, and increased tolerability. However, its cost will likely limit its adoption for ABSSSIs with MRSA because other oxazolidinone antibiotics are available in less costly generic versions. Tedizolid is also currently being investigated for its use in other MRSA infections including nosocomial pneumonia as well as diabetic foot, bone, and joint infections and tedizolid's use in these disease states appears more promising. Potential indications for future clinical investigation of tedizolid's efficacy and safety include bacteremia and meningitis.

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