Popular Meningitis Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price Price Trend
Nitroimidazole Antibiotics 11
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Metronidazole (Metrocream, Metrogel, Metrogel-Vaginal, Metrolotion, Flagyl) is an inexpensive drug used to treat certain kinds of bacterial and protozoal infections. This drug is more popular than comparable drugs. It is available in multiple generic and brand versions. Generic metronidazole is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower.
Penicillin Antibiotics 15
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Penicillin v Potassium (Veetids) is an inexpensive drug used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. This drug is slightly more popular than comparable drugs. It is available in brand and generic form. Generic penicillin v potassium is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower.
Vaccinations 94
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PNEUMOCOCCAL VACCINE, POLYVALENT (NEU mo KOK al vak SEEN, pol ee VEY luhnt) is a vaccine to prevent pneumococcus bacteria infection. These bacteria are a major cause of ear infections, Strep throat infections, and serious pneumonia, meningitis, or blood infections worldwide. These vaccines help the body to produce antibodies (protective substances) that help your body defend against these bacteria. This vaccine is recommended for people 2 years of age and older with health problems. It is also recommended for all adults over 50 years old. This vaccine will not treat an infection.
Penicillin Antibiotics 13
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AMPICILLIN is a penicillin antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.
Cephalosporin Antibiotics 9
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CEFTRIAXONE is a cephalosporin antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.
Vaccinations 121
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MENINGOCOCCAL DIPHTHERIA TOXOID CONJUGATE VACCINE is a vaccine to protect from bacterial meningitis. This vaccine does not contain live bacteria. It will not cause a meningitis.
Vaccinations 127
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MENINGOCOCCAL DIPHTHERIA TOXOID CONJUGATE VACCINE is a vaccine to protect from bacterial meningitis. This vaccine does not contain live bacteria. It will not cause a meningitis.
Sulfa Antibiotics 8
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SULFADIAZINE is an sulfonamide antibiotic. It is used to treat many different kinds of bacterial infections, like those of the brain, ears, and urinary tract. It is also used to prevent infections in people who are at risk. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.
Vaccinations 126
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Polypeptide Antibiotics 75
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POLYMYXIN B is a polymyxin antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.
Penicillin Antibiotics 119
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PENICILLIN G is a penicillin antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.
Cephalosporin Antibiotics 25
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CEFOTAXIME is a cephalosporin antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.
Vaccinations 18
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MENINGOCOCCAL HAEMOPHILUS INFLUENZAE TYPE B CONJUGATE VACCINE is a vaccine to protect against bacterial meningitis and prevent infections of the Haemophilus bacteria. This vaccine does not contain live bacteria. It will not cause a meningitis.
Nucleoside Metabolic Inhibitors 2,964
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CYTARABINE LIPOSOMAL is a chemotherapy drug that is given into the spinal fluid. It is used to treat lymphoma in the fluid surrounding the brain.
Penem Antibiotics 76
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MEROPENEM is a carbapenem antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections.

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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