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Medications for Lemierre's Syndrome

Other names: Necrobacillosis; Postanginal Septicemia

What is Lemierre's Syndrome: 

Lemierre’s syndrome is an uncommon, but potentially life-threatening complication of acute pharyngotonsillitis. It is usually caused by caused by Fusobacterium necrophorum and characterized by septic thrombophlebitis of the internal jugular vein.

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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
metronidazole Rx B N X Add review Add

Generic name: metronidazole systemic

Brand name:  Flagyl IV

Drug class: amebicides, miscellaneous antibiotics

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Flagyl IV Rx B N X Add review Add

Generic name: metronidazole systemic

Drug class: amebicides, miscellaneous antibiotics

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Cleocin Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: clindamycin systemic

Drug class: lincomycin derivatives

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clindamycin Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: clindamycin systemic

Brand names:  Cleocin, Cleocin HCl, Cleocin Phosphate

Drug class: lincomycin derivatives

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Cleocin HCl Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: clindamycin systemic

Drug class: lincomycin derivatives

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Cleocin Phosphate Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: clindamycin systemic

Drug class: lincomycin derivatives

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chloramphenicol Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: chloramphenicol systemic

Brand names:  Chloromycetin, Chloromycetin Sodium Succinate

Drug class: miscellaneous antibiotics

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Chloromycetin Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: chloramphenicol systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous antibiotics

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Chloromycetin Sodium Succinate Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: chloramphenicol systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous antibiotics

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cilastatin / imipenem Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: cilastatin / imipenem systemic

Brand names:  Primaxin IM, Primaxin IV

Drug class: carbapenems

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Primaxin IM Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: cilastatin / imipenem systemic

Drug class: carbapenems

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Primaxin IV Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: cilastatin / imipenem systemic

Drug class: carbapenems

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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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