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Medications for Septicemia

About Septicemia:  Septicemia is the presence of bacteria in the blood (bacteremia) and is often associated with severe disease.

Drugs Used to Treat Septicemia

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
cilastatin / imipenem C N Add review Rate

Generic name: cilastatin / imipenem systemic

Brand names:  Primaxin IV, Primaxin IM

Drug class: carbapenems

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ceftazidime B N Add review Rate

Generic name: ceftazidime systemic

Brand names:  Fortaz, Tazicef, Ceptaz

Drug class: third generation cephalosporins

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Ancef B N Add review Rate

Generic name: cefazolin systemic

Drug class: first generation cephalosporins

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cefotaxime B N Add review Rate

Generic name: cefotaxime systemic

Brand name:  Claforan

Drug class: third generation cephalosporins

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ceftriaxone B N Add review Rate

Generic name: ceftriaxone systemic

Drug class: third generation cephalosporins

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piperacillin B N Add review Rate

Generic name: piperacillin systemic

Drug class: antipseudomonal penicillins

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oxacillin B N Add review Rate

Generic name: oxacillin systemic

Brand name:  Bactocill

Drug class: penicillinase resistant penicillins

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cefazolin B N Add review Rate

Generic name: cefazolin systemic

Brand names:  Ancef, Kefzol

Drug class: first generation cephalosporins

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Fortaz B N Add review Rate

Generic name: ceftazidime systemic

Drug class: third generation cephalosporins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Mefoxin B N Add review Rate

Generic name: cefoxitin systemic

Drug class: second generation cephalosporins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Claforan B N Add review Rate

Generic name: cefotaxime systemic

Drug class: third generation cephalosporins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Kefzol B N Add review Rate

Generic name: cefazolin systemic

Drug class: first generation cephalosporins

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Primaxin IV C N Add review Rate

Generic name: cilastatin / imipenem systemic

Drug class: carbapenems

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ampicillin B N Add review Rate

Generic name: ampicillin systemic

Drug class: aminopenicillins

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Bactocill B N Add review Rate

Generic name: oxacillin systemic

Drug class: penicillinase resistant penicillins

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Primaxin IM C N Add review Rate

Generic name: cilastatin / imipenem systemic

Drug class: carbapenems

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Tazicef B N Add review Rate

Generic name: ceftazidime systemic

Drug class: third generation cephalosporins

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Pfizerpen B N Add review Rate

Generic name: penicillin g potassium systemic

Drug class: natural penicillins

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cefoxitin B N Add review Rate

Generic name: cefoxitin systemic

Brand name:  Mefoxin

Drug class: second generation cephalosporins

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

Ceptaz B N Add review Rate

Generic name: ceftazidime systemic

Drug class: third generation cephalosporins

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penicillin g potassium B N Add review Rate

Generic name: penicillin g potassium systemic

Brand name:  Pfizerpen

Drug class: natural penicillins

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

penicillin g sodium B N Add review Rate

Generic name: penicillin g sodium systemic

Drug class: natural penicillins

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: Prescribing Information

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Micromedex® Care Notes

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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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