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Medications for Bartonellosis

Other names: Cat scratch disease; Cat scratch fever; CSD

About Bartonellosis

Cat scratch disease is an infectious illness caused by the bacteria Bartonella, believed to be transmitted by cat scratches, bites, or exposure to cat saliva. This leads to swelling of the lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy) near the site of the scratch or bite.

Drugs used to treat Bartonellosis

The following list of medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

Drug name Rating Reviews Activity ? Rx/OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol
rifampin 10 1 review
Rx C N

Generic name: rifampin systemic

Brand names:  Rifadin, Rifadin IV, Rimactane

Drug class: rifamycin derivatives

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Rx B N

Generic name: azithromycin systemic

Brand names:  Azithromycin Dose Pack, Zithromax

Drug class: macrolides

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doxycycline 5.5 2 reviews
Rx D N X

Generic name: doxycycline systemic

Brand names:  Doxy 100, Doryx, Vibramycin, Monodox, Doryx MPC …show all

Drug class: tetracyclines, miscellaneous antimalarials

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Azithromycin Dose Pack Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: azithromycin systemic

Drug class: macrolides

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minocycline Rate Add review
Rx D N

Generic name: minocycline systemic

Brand name:  Minocin for Injection

Drug class: tetracyclines

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Doxy 100 Rate Add review
Rx D N X

Generic name: doxycycline systemic

Drug class: tetracyclines, miscellaneous antimalarials

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Zithromax Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: azithromycin systemic

Drug class: macrolides

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Doryx Rate Add review
Rx D N X

Generic name: doxycycline systemic

Drug class: tetracyclines, miscellaneous antimalarials

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erythromycin Rate Add review
Rx B N X

Generic name: erythromycin systemic

Brand names:  Erythrocin, E.E.S. Granules, Ery-Tab, EryPed, E.E.S.-400, Eryc, Erythrocin Lactobionate, PCE Dispertab …show all

Drug class: macrolides

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Rifadin Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: rifampin systemic

Drug class: rifamycin derivatives

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Vibramycin Rate Add review
Rx D N X

Generic name: doxycycline systemic

Drug class: tetracyclines, miscellaneous antimalarials

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Monodox Rate Add review
Rx D N X

Generic name: doxycycline systemic

Drug class: tetracyclines, miscellaneous antimalarials

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Doryx MPC Rate Add review
Rx D N X

Generic name: doxycycline systemic

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Erythrocin Rate Add review
Rx B N X

Generic name: erythromycin systemic

Drug class: macrolides

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E.E.S. Granules Rate Add review
Rx B N X

Generic name: erythromycin systemic

Drug class: macrolides

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Ery-Tab Rate Add review
Rx B N X

Generic name: erythromycin systemic

Drug class: macrolides

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EryPed Rate Add review
Rx B N X

Generic name: erythromycin systemic

Drug class: macrolides

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Rifadin IV Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: rifampin systemic

Drug class: rifamycin derivatives

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E.E.S.-400 Rate Add review
Rx B N X

Generic name: erythromycin systemic

Drug class: macrolides

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Eryc Rate Add review
Rx B N X

Generic name: erythromycin systemic

Drug class: macrolides

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Erythrocin Lactobionate Rate Add review
Rx B N X

Generic name: erythromycin systemic

Drug class: macrolides

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Minocin for Injection Rate Add review
Rx D N

Generic name: minocycline systemic

Drug class: tetracyclines

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PCE Dispertab Rate Add review
Rx B N X

Generic name: erythromycin systemic

Drug class: macrolides

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Rimactane Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: rifampin systemic

Drug class: rifamycin derivatives

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Rating For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).
Activity Activity is based on recent site visitor activity relative to other medications in the list.
Rx Prescription Only.
OTC Over the Counter.
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter.
Off-label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Pregnancy Category
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act (CSA) Schedule
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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