To any healthcare friends out there, HELP? Two years ago, I was hospitalized for 5 days (a bowel obstruction). As usual, I was given a broad spectrum antibiotic called Zosyn (which can only be given via an IV). Oddly enough, that antibiotic almost corrected an unrelated problem and would probably have completely corrected it had I remained hospitalized long enough to complete the usual "7-10 days" for such an antibiotic. Unfortunately, once home, the problem, while almost gone, 'came back' since I was no longer receiving the Zosyn.
So here's where I need HELP: What ORAL antibiotic comes the closest to Zosyn that I could take now? I just completed 10 days on Bactrim, but it did little. I would assume I need something in the same "family" as Zosyn? Anyone know or have any ideas? Please?