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.

Savings Tips for Bacterial Infection

  • Can Nasal Bactroban Before Surgery Prevent MRSA?

    May 17, 2017

    Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) surgical site infections have been catastrophic for patients—they result in longer hospital stays and poorer outcomes. More than 80% of the time, infections result because of Staph aureus that we are carrying, in our nose or on our skin.

    For those of us who may be carriers of Staph aureus (it lives in our nose)—does attempting to decolonize our nose with Bactroban (mupirocin) antibiotic ointment help prevent these infections after surgery? Let’s find out. See More

  • 8 Overlooked Men’s Health Issues

    April 28, 2016

    Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, so of course we need a close eye on cardiac risk factors in primary care. But what other issues do men face that often get overlooked? Move over breast cancer and menopause—here are some things men, and the people who love them, need to know about.

    1. Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) or enlarged prostate: Half of men over 50 will experience symptoms related to BPH at some point.
    2.  See More
  • “Poop Pill” Offers a New Option to Treat C. Diff Diarrhea

    November 12, 2015

    You may have heard about “fecal transplants” for the treatment of Clostridium difficile (C. diff) infection. Clearly, there is a yuck factor involved in having an emema of someone else’s stool but this treatment may be life altering and even life-saving for folks with C. diff diarrhea.
    Now, there is another option: yes, a poop pill.
    What is a fecal transplant?
    Typically, fecal (stool) transplants, using feces from healthy donors, are delivered by enema, colonoscopy or a tube through your nose to your stomach (a nasogastric tube). See More

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Popular Bacterial Infection Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
Penicillin Antibiotics 9 See Prices
Cephalosporin Antibiotics 10 See Prices
Macrolide Antibiotics 9 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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