Staphylococcus epidermidis

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Antibiotic Sensitivities[1]

Category Antibiotic Staph. Epidermidis
Penicillins Penicillin G R
Penicillin V R
Methicillin S
Nafcillin/Oxacillin S
Cloxacillin/Diclox. S
Amino-Penicillins AMP/Amox R
Amox-Clav R
AMP-Sulb R
Anti-Pseudomonal Penicillins Ticarcillin I
Ticar-Clav I
Pip-Tazo S
Piperacillin R
Carbapenems Doripenem S
Ertapenem S
Imipenem S
Meropenem S
Aztreonam R
Fluroquinolones Ciprofloxacin S
Ofloxacin S
Pefloxacin S
Levofloxacin S
Moxifloxacin S
Gemifloxacin S
Gatifloxacin S
1st G Cephalo Cefazolin I
2nd G. Cephalo Cefotetan I
Cefoxitin I
Cefuroxime I
3rd/4th G. Cephalo Cefotaxime I
Cefizoxime I
Ceftaroline S
CefTAZidime I
Cefepime I
Oral 1st G. Cephalo Cefadroxil I
Cephalexin I
Oral 2nd G. Cephalo Cefaclor/Loracarbef I
Cefproxil I
Cefuroxime axetil I
Oral 3rd G. Cephalo Cefixime R
Ceftibuten R
Cefpodox/Cefdinir/Cefditoren I
Aminoglycosides Gentamicin I
Tobramycin I
Amikacin I
Chloramphenicol R
Clindamycin R
Macrolides Erythromycin I
Azithromycin R
Clarithromycin R
Ketolide Telithromycin R
Tetracyclines Doxycycline R
Minocycline R
Glycylcycline Tigecycline S
Daptomycin S
Glyco/Lipoclycopeptides Vancomycin S
Teicoplanin I
Telavancin S
Fusidic Acid S
Trimethoprim S
Urinary Agents Nitrofurantoin X1
Fosfomycin X1
Other Rifampin S
Metronidazole R
Quinupristin dalfoppristin S
Linezolid S
Colistimethate R


  • S susceptible/sensitive (usually)
  • I intermediate (variably susceptible/resistant)
  • R resistant (or not effective clinically)
  • S+ synergistic with cell wall antibiotics
  • U sensitive for UTI only (non systemic infection)
  • X1 no data
  • X2 active in vitro, but not used clinically
  • X3 active in vitro, but not clinically effective for Group A strep pharyngitis or infections due to E. faecalis
  • X4 active in vitro, but not clinically effective for strep pneumonia

Table Overview

See Also


  1. Sanford Guide to Antimicrobial Therapy 2014