What is Bacterial Infection?

Bacterial infections can cause a variety of conditions. Infections occur as bacteria enter the body or grow on the skin.

Treatment for bacterial infection include taking medication. Common drug classes used to treat bacterial infections are penicillin antibiotics, quinolone antibiotics, macrolide antibiotics, cephalosporin antibiotics, tetracycline antibiotics, lincosamide antibiotics, nitroimidazole antibiotics, sulfa antibiotics, polypeptide antibiotics, oxazolidinone antibiotics, penem antibiotics, glycopeptide antibiotics, and monobactam antibiotics.

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Popular Bacterial Infection Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
Penicillin Antibiotics 9 See Prices
Cephalosporin Antibiotics 11 See Prices
Macrolide Antibiotics 10 See Prices
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Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

Bacterial Infection Drug Classes

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