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Medications for Joint Infection

What is Joint Infection:  Invasion of a joint with organisms that have the potential to cause disease.

Medications to treat Joint Infection

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

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
clindamycin Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: clindamycin systemic

Brand names:  Cleocin, Cleocin Pediatric, Cleocin Phosphate, Cleocin HCl

Drug class: lincomycin derivatives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
ciprofloxacin Rx C N Add review
6.0

Generic name: ciprofloxacin systemic

Brand names:  Cipro, Cipro I.V., Cipro XR

Drug class: quinolones

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
metronidazole Rx B N X Add review Add

Generic name: metronidazole systemic

Brand names:  Flagyl, Flagyl 375, Flagyl IV, Metro

Drug class: amebicides, miscellaneous antibiotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
cefuroxime Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: cefuroxime systemic

Brand names:  Ceftin, Zinacef

Drug class: second generation cephalosporins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
cefazolin Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: cefazolin systemic

Brand names:  Ancef, Kefzol

Drug class: first generation cephalosporins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
ceftriaxone Rx B N 1 review
2.0

Generic name: ceftriaxone systemic

Drug class: third generation cephalosporins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
ceftazidime Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: ceftazidime systemic

Brand names:  Fortaz, Tazicef, Ceptaz

Drug class: third generation cephalosporins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
amikacin Rx D N Add review Add

Generic name: amikacin systemic

Brand names:  Amikin, Amikin Pediatric

Drug class: aminoglycosides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
ofloxacin Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: ofloxacin systemic

Brand name:  Floxin

Drug class: quinolones

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
penicillin g sodium Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: penicillin g sodium systemic

Drug class: natural penicillins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
ampicillin / sulbactam Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: ampicillin / sulbactam systemic

Brand name:  Unasyn

Drug class: beta-lactamase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
piperacillin / tazobactam Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: piperacillin / tazobactam systemic

Brand name:  Zosyn

Drug class: beta-lactamase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
cefotaxime Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: cefotaxime systemic

Brand name:  Claforan

Drug class: third generation cephalosporins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
cefoxitin Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: cefoxitin systemic

Brand name:  Mefoxin

Drug class: second generation cephalosporins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
cilastatin / imipenem Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: cilastatin / imipenem systemic

Brand names:  Primaxin IM, Primaxin IV

Drug class: carbapenems

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
nafcillin Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: nafcillin systemic

Brand name:  Unipen

Drug class: penicillinase resistant penicillins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
piperacillin Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: piperacillin systemic

Brand name:  Pipracil

Drug class: antipseudomonal penicillins

For consumers: interactions, side effects

 
cefotetan Rx B N X Add review Add

Generic name: cefotetan systemic

Brand name:  Cefotan

Drug class: second generation cephalosporins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
oxacillin Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: oxacillin systemic

Brand name:  Bactocill

Drug class: penicillinase resistant penicillins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
penicillin g potassium Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: penicillin g potassium systemic

Brand name:  Pfizerpen

Drug class: natural penicillins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

 

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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Prescription Only / Over the Counter
Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Pregnancy
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 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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