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Medications for Meningitis, Meningococcal

What is 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.

Medications to treat Meningitis, Meningococcal

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
dexamethasone Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: dexamethasone systemic

Brand names:  Baycadron, Dexamethasone Intensol, Decadron, Zema Pak, Dexasone, Solurex, Dexacen-4, Dexpak Taperpak, De-Sone LA, Dexasone LA, Solurex LA

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
minocycline Rx D N Add review Add

Generic name: minocycline systemic

Brand names:  Minocin, Dynacin, Myrac, Ximino

Drug class: tetracyclines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
sulfisoxazole Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: sulfisoxazole systemic

Brand names:  Gantrisin, Truxazole, Gantrisin Pediatric

Drug class: sulfonamides

For consumers: interactions, side effects

 
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

 
meningococcal group B vaccine Rx B N 1 review
7.0

Generic name: meningococcal group B vaccine systemic

Brand names:  Bexsero, Trumenba

Drug class: bacterial vaccines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
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

 

Topics under Meningitis, Meningococcal

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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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