I am 44 years old male and diabetic for past ten years. I have been having UTI almost for three days a week and have been taking Norflox 400 twice a day. I was an alcoholic taking 360 ml of brandy every day and recently a month back, I have quit that habit. I now want to focus on my health. I went to a diabetic center and started Trulicity for weekly insulin for sugar control. I gave urine culture ten days back and the report shows Enterococcus faecalis with a colony count greater than 1000000 and only four antibiotics as susceptible, namely, Cefotaxime, Meropenem, Imipenem, and Vancomycin. My diabetic doctor has prescribed Meronem 500 mg injection twice a day for five days. My question is:
- I cannot afford Meronem 500 mg as 10 injections are very expensive.
- I found that Cefotaxime is the cheapest among the four of them. Can I have that injected for five days, twice a day?