Musculoskeletal disorders

Osteomyelitis

(Bone infection)

About Osteomyelitis

Like other parts of the body, bones can get infected. The infections are usually bacterial, but can also be fungal. They may spread to the bone from nearby skin or muscles, or from another part of the body through the bloodstream. People who are at risk for bone infections include those with diabetes, poor circulation, or recent injury to the bone. You may also be at risk if you are having hemodialysis.

Top Medications for Osteomyelitis according to our users

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  • cefotaxime
    Prescription only

    Claforan (cefotaxime) is good for treating many bacterial infections, but it is only available as an injectable, so it is usually only used in the hospital.

    • Available dosage forms:
    • Injection
  • Keflex
    (cephalexin)
    Prescription only

    Keflex (cephalexin) is good for treating many bacterial infections, and is available as a generic.

    • Available dosage forms:
    • Pill
    • Liquid
  • daptomycin
    Prescription only

    Cubicin (daptomycin) is an antibiotic that's usually only given in the hospital for serious infections. It can be given at home, but you will have to be taught how to inject it correctly.

    • Available dosage forms:
    • Injection
  • Zyvox
    (linezolid)
    Prescription only

    Zyvox (linezolid) is good first-choice treatment for serious infections caused by gram positive bacteria.

    • Available dosage forms:
    • Pill
    • Liquid
    • Injection
  • ampicillin
    Prescription only

    ampicillin is a cheap antibiotic good for treating many types of bacterial infections, but many bacteria are resistant to it.

    • Available dosage forms:
    • Pill
    • Liquid
    • Injection

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