List of Lyme Disease Medications (24 Compared) - Drugs.com
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Medications for Lyme Disease

Other names: Chronic Lyme Disease

About Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is an acute inflammatory disease characterized by a skin rash, joint inflammation, and flu-like symptoms, caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi transmitted by the bite of a deer tick.

Drugs used to treat Lyme Disease

The following list of medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

Drug name Rating Reviews Activity Rx/OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol
doxycycline 7.8 60 reviews
Rx D N X

Generic name: doxycycline systemic

Brand names:  Doxy 100, Doryx, Monodox, Vibramycin, LymePak, Doryx MPC, Morgidox, Oraxyl …show all

Drug class: tetracyclines, miscellaneous antimalarials

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Doxy 100 5.0 2 reviews
Rx D N X

Generic name: doxycycline systemic

Drug class: tetracyclines, miscellaneous antimalarials

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Ceftin 8.0 5 reviews
Rx B N

Generic name: cefuroxime systemic

Drug class: second generation cephalosporins

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cefuroxime 8.6 7 reviews
Rx B N

Generic name: cefuroxime systemic

Brand names:  Ceftin, Zinacef

Drug class: second generation cephalosporins

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Doryx 0.0 Add review
Rx D N X

Generic name: doxycycline systemic

Drug class: tetracyclines, miscellaneous antimalarials

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ceftriaxone 9.5 2 reviews
Rx B N

Generic name: ceftriaxone systemic

Drug class: third generation cephalosporins

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Monodox 0.0 Add review
Rx D N X

Generic name: doxycycline systemic

Drug class: tetracyclines, miscellaneous antimalarials

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Vibramycin 0.0 Add review
Rx D N X

Generic name: doxycycline systemic

Drug class: tetracyclines, miscellaneous antimalarials

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LymePak 0.0 Add review
Rx D N X

Generic name: doxycycline systemic

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Doryx MPC 0.0 Add review
Rx D N X

Generic name: doxycycline systemic

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Morgidox 0.0 Add review
Rx D N X

Generic name: doxycycline systemic

Drug class: tetracyclines, miscellaneous antimalarials

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Oraxyl 0.0 Add review
Rx D N X

Generic name: doxycycline systemic

Drug class: tetracyclines, miscellaneous antimalarials

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erythromycin 0.0 Add review
Rx B N X

Generic name: erythromycin systemic

Brand names:  Erythrocin, Ery-Tab, EryPed, E.E.S.-400, E.E.S. Granules, Eryc, Erythrocin Lactobionate, PCE Dispertab …show all

Drug class: macrolides

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Claforan 0.0 Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: cefotaxime systemic

Drug class: third generation cephalosporins

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Erythrocin 0.0 Add review
Rx B N X

Generic name: erythromycin systemic

Drug class: macrolides

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Ery-Tab 0.0 Add review
Rx B N X

Generic name: erythromycin systemic

Drug class: macrolides

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EryPed 0.0 Add review
Rx B N X

Generic name: erythromycin systemic

Drug class: macrolides

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Zinacef 0.0 Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: cefuroxime systemic

Drug class: second generation cephalosporins

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cefotaxime 0.0 Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: cefotaxime systemic

Brand name:  Claforan

Drug class: third generation cephalosporins

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E.E.S.-400 0.0 Add review
Rx B N X

Generic name: erythromycin systemic

Drug class: macrolides

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E.E.S. Granules 0.0 Add review
Rx B N X

Generic name: erythromycin systemic

Drug class: macrolides

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Eryc 0.0 Add review
Rx B N X

Generic name: erythromycin systemic

Drug class: macrolides

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Erythrocin Lactobionate 0.0 Add review
Rx B N X

Generic name: erythromycin systemic

Drug class: macrolides

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PCE Dispertab 0.0 Add review
Rx B N X

Generic name: erythromycin systemic

Drug class: macrolides

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For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).

Topics under Lyme Disease

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Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Pregnancy Category
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act (CSA) Schedule
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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