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Foot Possible therapeutic alternatives
Diabetic foot (mild, outpatient therapy)


Treatment length:
14 days
Common pathogens
[Bactrim DS bid  OR  Minocycline 100 mg bid ]
PLUS
[Penicillin VK 500mg PO Q6H OR
Ceftin (cefuroxime oral) 500mg PO Q12H   OR  cefprozil (Cefzil) 500 mg PO Q12H OR
cefpodoxime (Vantin) 200-400 mg PO 12H OR cefdinir (Omnicef) 600mg PO Q24H OR
ciprofloxacin 750mg PO bid OR
Levofloxacin
750mg PO q24hr)
Diabetic foot ulcer Complicated (Hospitalized patient)  Common pathogens
ampicillin-sulbactam 1.5 to 3 grams IVPB  q6h OR
ticarcillin-clavulanic acid 3.1 grams IVPB q6h OR
piperacillin-tazobactam 3.375 grams IV q6h 
OR

ertapenem 1 gram IV q24h 
PLUS
vancomycin
1 gram q12h
Imipenem 500mg IV q6h OR
meropenem 1g IV q8h OR
doripenem
500mg IV q8h
PLUS
vancomycin
1 gram q12h

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Diabetic foot ulcer

References - Infectious Disease Section

Infectious Disease References

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