Polypeptide antibiotics are used to treat bacterial infections and eye infections. They work by killing or preventing the growth of the bacteria causing the infection.

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This chart is created by aggregating the total number of claims for the drugs in this class divided by the # of drugs with a specific indication. It is meant to be representative but may not accurately reflect the actual # of prescriptions written to treat a specific condition.

Prices for Popular Polypeptide Antibiotics

Popularity Brand Name (Generic Name) GoodRx Fair Price Price Trend
bacitracin
86
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BACITRACIN is a polypeptide antibiotic.It is used to treat bacterial eye infections.
Ak-Poly-Bac
(bacitracin/polymyxin b)
19
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BACITRACIN; POLYMYXIN is used to treat eye infections.
Coly-Mycin M
(colistimethate)
2,043
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COLISTIMETHATE, COLISTIN, POLYMYXIN E (koe lis ti METH ate, koe LIS tin, pol i MIX in E) 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.
polymyxin b
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.
Polysporin
N/A N/A See Prices
BACITRACIN; POLYMYXIN is used to prevent skin infections.
Cosmegen
1,341
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DACTINOMYCIN is a chemotherapy drug. It is used to treat many kinds of cancer like Wilms' tumor, some sarcomas, and placental and testicular cancers. It is also used to treat other solid tumors.

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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