What is Meningitis?

Meningitis is an infection that results in inflammation of membranes that protect the brain and spinal cord. Symptoms include fever, nausea and vomiting, neck stiffness, and severe headache.

Hospitalization is usually required. Common drug classes used to treat meningitis are sulfa antibiotics, cephalosporin antibiotics, penem antibiotics, penicillin antibiotics, nitroimidazole antibiotics, and nucleoside metabolic inhibitors. There are vaccinations available for meningitis.

Popular Meningitis Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
Nitroimidazole Antibiotics 11 See Prices
Penicillin Antibiotics 13 See Prices
Vaccinations 94 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.

Meningitis Drug Classes

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