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Medications for Meningitis, Meningococcal

Meningococcal meningitis is an infection that results in inflammation of the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord, caused by the bacteria Neisseria meningitidis.

Drugs used to treat Meningitis, Meningococcal

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

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Drug name Rating Reviews Activity ? Rx/OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol
dexamethasone Rate Add review
Rx C N
Generic name:
dexamethasone systemic
Brand names:
Dexamethasone Intensol, Dxevo, HiDex, Zcort, De-Sone LA
Drug class:
glucocorticoids
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dosage, interactions, side effects
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AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
minocycline Rate Add review
Rx D N
Generic name:
minocycline systemic
Brand names:
Minocin, Dynacin, Ximino
Drug class:
tetracyclines
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dosage, interactions, side effects
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AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
penicillin g sodium Rate Add review
Rx B N
Generic name:
penicillin g sodium systemic
Drug class:
natural penicillins
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meningococcal group B vaccine 4.0 2 reviews for meningococcal group B vaccine to treat Meningitis, Meningococcal
Rx B N
Generic name:
meningococcal group B vaccine systemic
Brand names:
Bexsero, Trumenba
Drug class:
bacterial vaccines
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph
Minocin Rate Add review
Rx D N
Generic name:
minocycline systemic
Drug class:
tetracyclines
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
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Prescribing Information
Dexamethasone Intensol Rate Add review
Rx C N
Generic name:
dexamethasone systemic
Drug class:
glucocorticoids
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
Dynacin Rate Add review
Rx D N
Generic name:
minocycline systemic
Drug class:
tetracyclines
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
Dxevo Rate Add review
Rx C N
Generic name:
dexamethasone systemic
Drug class:
glucocorticoids
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
HiDex Rate Add review
Rx C N
Generic name:
dexamethasone systemic
Drug class:
glucocorticoids
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Zcort Rate Add review
Rx C N
Generic name:
dexamethasone systemic
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
De-Sone LA Rate Add review
Rx C N
Generic name:
dexamethasone systemic
Drug class:
glucocorticoids
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
Bexsero Rate Add review
Rx B N
Generic name:
meningococcal group B vaccine systemic
Drug class:
bacterial vaccines
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Pfizerpen Rate Add review
Rx B N
Generic name:
penicillin g potassium systemic
Drug class:
natural penicillins
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
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Prescribing Information
Trumenba Rate Add review
Rx B N
Generic name:
meningococcal group B vaccine systemic
Drug class:
bacterial vaccines
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Ximino Rate Add review
Rx D N
Generic name:
minocycline systemic
Drug class:
tetracyclines
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
penicillin g potassium Rate Add review
Rx B N
Generic name:
penicillin g potassium systemic
Brand name:
Pfizerpen
Drug class:
natural penicillins
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.
EUA An Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) allows the FDA to authorize unapproved medical products or unapproved uses of approved medical products to be used in a declared public health emergency when there are no adequate, approved, and available alternatives.
Expanded Access Expanded Access is a potential pathway for a patient with a serious or immediately life-threatening disease or condition to gain access to an investigational medical product (drug, biologic, or medical device) for treatment outside of clinical trials when no comparable or satisfactory alternative therapy options are available.
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
M The drug has multiple schedules. The schedule may depend on the exact dosage form or strength of the medication.
U CSA Schedule is unknown.
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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