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Medications for Meningococcal Meningitis Prophylaxis

About Meningococcal Meningitis Prophylaxis:  Action taken to prevent Meningococcal meningitis, an infection that results in inflammation of the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord, caused by the bacteria Neisseria meningitidis.

Drugs Used for Meningococcal Meningitis Prophylaxis

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
ceftriaxone B N Add review Rate

Generic name: ceftriaxone systemic

Drug class: third generation cephalosporins

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ciprofloxacin C N Add review Rate

Generic name: ciprofloxacin systemic

Brand names:  Cipro, Cipro I.V., Cipro XR

Drug class: quinolones

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Cipro C N Add review Rate

Generic name: ciprofloxacin systemic

Drug class: quinolones

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Menactra C N 1 review
1.0

Generic name: meningococcal conjugate vaccine systemic

Drug class: bacterial vaccines

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Menveo C N Add review Rate

Generic name: meningococcal conjugate vaccine systemic

Drug class: bacterial vaccines

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Trumenba B N Add review Rate

Generic name: meningococcal group B vaccine systemic

Drug class: bacterial vaccines

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Rifadin C N Add review Rate

Generic name: rifampin systemic

Drug class: rifamycin derivatives

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rifampin C N Add review Rate

Generic name: rifampin systemic

Brand names:  Rifadin, Rimactane, Rifadin IV

Drug class: rifamycin derivatives

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Cipro I.V. C N Add review Rate

Generic name: ciprofloxacin systemic

Drug class: quinolones

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Cipro XR C N Add review Rate

Generic name: ciprofloxacin systemic

Drug class: quinolones

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meningococcal conjugate vaccine C N 2 reviews
2.0

Generic name: meningococcal conjugate vaccine systemic

Brand names:  Menactra, Menveo

Drug class: bacterial vaccines

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Rimactane C N Add review Rate

Generic name: rifampin systemic

Drug class: rifamycin derivatives

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meningococcal group B vaccine B N Add review Rate

Generic name: meningococcal group B vaccine systemic

Brand names:  Trumenba, Bexsero

Drug class: bacterial vaccines

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Rifadin IV C N Add review Rate

Generic name: rifampin systemic

Drug class: rifamycin derivatives

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Bexsero B N Add review Rate

Generic name: meningococcal group B vaccine systemic

Drug class: bacterial vaccines

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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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