Septic arthritis

(Joint infection)

About Septic arthritis

Most kinds of arthritis cause pain and swelling in your joints. Joints are places where two bones meet, such as your elbow or knee. Infectious arthritis is an infection in the joint. The infection comes from a bacterial, viral, or fungal infection that spreads from another part of the body.

  • Also known as
  • Joint infection
  • Infectious arthritis

Top Medications for Septic arthritis according to our users

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  • Antibiotic > Fluoroquinolone

    • Cipro
      Prescription only

      Cipro (Ciprofloxacin) is a good and cheap antibiotic to treat many types of bacterial infections. However, you have to reduce your caffeine intake, and have to protect yourself from the sun.

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      • Pill
      • Extended release
      • Infusion (IV)
  • Antibiotic > Nitroimidazole

    • Flagyl
      Prescription only

      Flagyl (Metronidazole) is a very good way to treat certain bacterial infections, but you can't have any alcohol while on it since it'll make you throw up. A lot.

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      • Available dosage forms:
      • Pill
      • Extended release tablet

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