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Condition: Blood Infection caused by Staphylococcus Aureus Bacteria
3/26/2013 8:22:02 PM

Reviewer: galvestongirl13, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
i am a nurse of 34 years with lupus, RA, and fibromyalgia. i had a rt above the knee amputation, due to MRSA infection in '05. MRSA keeps recurring, so when i landed in the hospital again with gen.malaise the docs bypassed vanco and went to cubisin. On week four of six now. this weekend, i went from up in the wheelchair to being bedridden, unable to talk to the nurses, when i was awake, whi ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Blood Infection caused by Staphylococcus Aureus Bacteria
10/22/2011 12:00:39 AM

Reviewer: sickofbeingsick, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Have had a PICC for tpn for 6 1/2 weeks and dev fevers for the last 2 weeks, then diarrhea. Dr admitted me thinking inf in PICC, urine was ok (recent uti) blood cultures inconsistent. Had allergic react to vanco, was on IV cubicin, azactin and po Flagyl in hosp. NO fever the whole time I was there until the last night. They changed the PICC and within 8 hrs fever returned. Came home yesterday am w ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Blood Infection caused by Staphylococcus Aureus Bacteria
8/8/2011 5:20:31 PM

Reviewer: lee49, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have been on cubicin IV for two weeks and already my blood work shows the infection is gone. I had a slite headach right after I took it for the first few days but that past and I have not had any other side effects.

Condition: Blood Infection caused by Staphylococcus Aureus Bacteria
8/6/2011 1:53:13 AM

Reviewer: lmjones, 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
My 17 yr old daughter is receiving Cubicin I.v at home for atleast the next 4 weeks. One week in and she is having most the side effects ie.. nausea/vomiting, muscle/joint pain, fatigue etc.. however one not mentioned is hair loss, its coming out by the handful. I haven't heard if anyone else has experienced this. efficacy of this new drug is great, but it is very hard on the body.

Condition: Blood Infection caused by Staphylococcus Aureus Bacteria
7/31/2011 6:23:55 AM

Reviewer: daffination, 45-54 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have been receiving cubicin now for 3 weeks. I am scheduled for 3 more. I am experiencing insomnia and extreme fatigue. I am tired and weak. Also I am unable to regulate body temperature. Hot then chills, combined with cold sweats.

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