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Medications for Lyme Disease, Arthritis

About Lyme Disease, Arthritis

Lyme disease can cause either a chronic arthritis that commonly affects one knee or episodes of swelling in several joints, called migratory arthritis.

Drugs used to treat Lyme Disease, Arthritis

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
hydroxychloroquine 8.0 9 reviews
Rx N N

Generic name: hydroxychloroquine systemic

Brand name:  Plaquenil

Drug class: antirheumatics, antimalarial quinolines

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Plaquenil 7.5 4 reviews
Rx N N

Generic name: hydroxychloroquine systemic

Drug class: antirheumatics, antimalarial quinolines

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doxycycline 7.5 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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Achromycin V Rate Add review
Rx D N

Generic name: tetracycline systemic

Drug class: tetracyclines

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Ala-Tet Rate Add review
Rx D N

Generic name: tetracycline systemic

Drug class: tetracyclines

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amoxicillin Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: amoxicillin systemic

Brand names:  Amoxil, Apo-Amoxi

Drug class: aminopenicillins

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Amoxil Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: amoxicillin systemic

Drug class: aminopenicillins

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Apo-Amoxi Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: amoxicillin systemic

Drug class: aminopenicillins

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Brodspec Rate Add review
Rx D N

Generic name: tetracycline systemic

Drug class: tetracyclines

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cefotaxime Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: cefotaxime systemic

Brand name:  Claforan

Drug class: third generation cephalosporins

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ceftriaxone Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: ceftriaxone systemic

Drug class: third generation cephalosporins

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Claforan Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: cefotaxime systemic

Drug class: third generation cephalosporins

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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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Doryx MPC Rate Add review
Rx D N X

Generic name: doxycycline systemic

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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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Monodox Rate Add review
Rx D N X

Generic name: doxycycline systemic

Drug class: tetracyclines, miscellaneous antimalarials

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penicillin g potassium Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: penicillin g potassium systemic

Brand name:  Pfizerpen

Drug class: natural penicillins

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penicillin g sodium Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: penicillin g sodium systemic

Drug class: natural penicillins

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Pfizerpen Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: penicillin g potassium systemic

Drug class: natural penicillins

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tetracycline Rate Add review
Rx D N

Generic name: tetracycline systemic

Brand names:  Achromycin V, Ala-Tet, Brodspec

Drug class: tetracyclines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Vibramycin Rate Add review
Rx D N X

Generic name: doxycycline systemic

Drug class: tetracyclines, miscellaneous antimalarials

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

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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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