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Medications for Pertussis Prophylaxis

What is Pertussis Prophylaxis: Involves the taking of medicine for the purpose of preventing whooping cough - a highly contagious bacterial disease.

Compare drugs associated with Pertussis 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
Zithromax Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: azithromycin systemic

Drug class: macrolides

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Adacel (Tdap) Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: diphtheria toxoid / pertussis, acellular / tetanus toxoid systemic

Drug class: vaccine combinations

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azithromycin Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: azithromycin systemic

Brand names:  Zithromax, Azithromycin Dose Pack, Zmax

Drug class: macrolides

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Azithromycin Dose Pack Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: azithromycin systemic

Drug class: macrolides

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Daptacel (DTaP) Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: diphtheria and tetanus toxoids / pertussis, acellular systemic

Drug class: vaccine combinations

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Boostrix (Tdap) Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: diphtheria toxoid / pertussis, acellular / tetanus toxoid systemic

Drug class: vaccine combinations

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Zmax Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: azithromycin systemic

Drug class: macrolides

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clarithromycin Rx C N 1 review
5.0

Generic name: clarithromycin systemic

Brand names:  Biaxin, Biaxin XL

Drug class: macrolides

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diphtheria toxoid / hepatitis b pediatric vaccine / pertussis, acellular / poliovirus vaccine, inactivated / tetanus toxoid Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: diphtheria toxoid / hepatitis b pediatric vaccine / pertussis, acellular / poliovirus vaccine, inactivated / tetanus toxoid systemic

Brand name:  Pediarix

Drug class: vaccine combinations

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diphtheria toxoid / pertussis, acellular / tetanus toxoid Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: diphtheria toxoid / pertussis, acellular / tetanus toxoid systemic

Brand names:  Adacel (Tdap), Boostrix (Tdap)

Drug class: vaccine combinations

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Biaxin Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: clarithromycin systemic

Drug class: macrolides

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diphtheria toxoid / pertussis, acellular / poliovirus vaccine, inactivated / tetanus toxoid Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: diphtheria toxoid / pertussis, acellular / poliovirus vaccine, inactivated / tetanus toxoid systemic

Brand names:  Kinrix, Quadracel

Drug class: vaccine combinations

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Infanrix (DTaP) Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: diphtheria and tetanus toxoids / pertussis, acellular systemic

Drug class: vaccine combinations

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Kinrix Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: diphtheria toxoid / pertussis, acellular / poliovirus vaccine, inactivated / tetanus toxoid systemic

Drug class: vaccine combinations

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Pentacel Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: diphtheria toxoid / haemophilus b conjugate (prp-t) vaccine / pertussis, acellular / poliovirus vaccine, inactivated / tetanus toxoid systemic

Drug class: vaccine combinations

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Tripedia (DTaP) Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: diphtheria and tetanus toxoids / pertussis, acellular systemic

Drug class: vaccine combinations

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diphtheria and tetanus toxoids / pertussis, acellular Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: diphtheria and tetanus toxoids / pertussis, acellular systemic

Brand names:  Daptacel (DTaP), Infanrix (DTaP), Tripedia (DTaP)

Drug class: vaccine combinations

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diphtheria toxoid / haemophilus b conjugate (prp-t) vaccine / pertussis, acellular / poliovirus vaccine, inactivated / tetanus toxoid Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: diphtheria toxoid / haemophilus b conjugate (prp-t) vaccine / pertussis, acellular / poliovirus vaccine, inactivated / tetanus toxoid systemic

Brand name:  Pentacel

Drug class: vaccine combinations

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Pediarix Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: diphtheria toxoid / hepatitis b pediatric vaccine / pertussis, acellular / poliovirus vaccine, inactivated / tetanus toxoid systemic

Drug class: vaccine combinations

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Biaxin XL Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: clarithromycin systemic

Drug class: macrolides

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Quadracel Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: diphtheria toxoid / pertussis, acellular / poliovirus vaccine, inactivated / tetanus toxoid systemic

Drug class: vaccine combinations

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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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