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Medications for Meningitis

Drugs associated with Meningitis

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

What is Meningitis: Meningitis is an infection which causes inflammation of the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord. Non-bacterial meningitis is often referred to as "aseptic meningitis." Bacterial meningitis may be referred to as "purulent meningitis."

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ceftriaxone Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: ceftriaxone systemic

Brand name:  Rocephin

Drug class: third generation cephalosporins

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Bactrim Rx D N X Add review Add

Generic name: sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous antibiotics, sulfonamides

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vancomycin Rx C N 1 review
4.0

Generic name: vancomycin systemic

Brand names:  Vancocin, Vancocin HCl, Vancocin HCl Pulvules

Drug class: glycopeptide antibiotics

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Bactrim DS Rx D N X Add review Add

Generic name: sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous antibiotics, sulfonamides

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Rocephin Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: ceftriaxone systemic

Drug class: third generation cephalosporins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Flagyl Rx B N X Add review Add

Generic name: metronidazole systemic

Drug class: amebicides, miscellaneous antibiotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
cefotaxime Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: cefotaxime systemic

Brand name:  Claforan

Drug class: third generation cephalosporins

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Ceftin Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: cefuroxime systemic

Drug class: second generation cephalosporins

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triamcinolone Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: triamcinolone systemic

Brand names:  Kenalog-40, Clinacort

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim Rx D N X Add review Add

Generic name: sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim systemic

Brand names:  Bactrim, Bactrim DS, Septra DS, Co-trimoxazole, Septra, Sulfatrim, SMZ-TMP DS, Cotrim, Sulfatrim Pediatric

Drug class: miscellaneous antibiotics, sulfonamides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

 
Vancocin Rx C N 1 review
7.0

Generic name: vancomycin systemic

Drug class: glycopeptide antibiotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Claforan Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: cefotaxime systemic

Drug class: third generation cephalosporins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
gentamicin Rx D N Add review Add

Generic name: gentamicin systemic

Brand name:  Garamycin

Drug class: aminoglycosides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
meropenem Rx B N Add review
10

Generic name: meropenem systemic

Brand name:  Merrem

Drug class: carbapenems

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Septra DS Rx D N X Add review Add

Generic name: sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous antibiotics, sulfonamides

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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

 
chloramphenicol Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: chloramphenicol systemic

Brand names:  Chloromycetin, Chloromycetin Sodium Succinate

Drug class: miscellaneous antibiotics

For consumers: interactions, side effects

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

 
Co-trimoxazole Rx D N X Add review Add

Generic name: sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous antibiotics, sulfonamides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

 
metronidazole Rx B N X Add review Add

Generic name: metronidazole systemic

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

Drug class: amebicides, miscellaneous antibiotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Garamycin Rx D N Add review Add

Generic name: gentamicin systemic

Drug class: aminoglycosides

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Kenalog-40 Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: triamcinolone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

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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

 
Clinacort Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: triamcinolone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

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Flagyl IV Rx B N X Add review Add

Generic name: metronidazole systemic

Drug class: amebicides, miscellaneous antibiotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Fortaz Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: ceftazidime systemic

Drug class: third generation cephalosporins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, 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 of the drug 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 of the drug 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 of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N The drug is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug under medical supervision.
2 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse of the drug may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 The drug has a potential for abuse less than the drugs in schedules 1 and 2. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 3. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 3.
5 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 4. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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