What is Lyme Disease?

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection, most often caused by the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi in North America. It is transmitted via tick bite. Early symptoms may include a distinctive rash at the site of the bite, headache, fatigue, and fever. If untreated, the progressing infection may cause muscle and joint pain, dizziness, rash on other parts of the body, and in some cases heart palpitations, meningitis, or loss of muscle tone in the face.

Treatment for Lyme disease includes the use of antibiotics, typically tetracycline antibiotics (doxycycline), penicillin antibiotics (amoxicillin), or cephalosporin antibiotics (cefuroxime axetil, Ceftin). When treated in the early stages, recovery is usually rapid and complete.

Savings Tips for Lyme Disease

  • A Vaccine for Lyme Disease . . . For the Mice?!

    March 20, 2014

    Is this the way to prevent Lyme disease? In the February issue of Journal of Infectious Diseases, a new oral vaccine placed in food given to mice significantly reduced the level of infected ticks in the treated areas. This, of course, should help lower the risk of human infection.

    Remember that white-footed mice are the major reservoir for B. burgdorferi (the bacteria that causes Lyme disease) which is transmitted to the Ixodes scapularis tick when the tick feeds on the mice. See More

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Popular Lyme Disease Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
Cephalosporin Antibiotics 40 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.

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