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Medications for Impetigo

Drugs associated with Impetigo

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

What is Impetigo: Impetigo is a highly contagious bacterial skin infection, usually caused by Group A streptococcus or Staphylococcus aureus bacteria.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
Altabax Rx B N 7 reviews
8.0

Generic name: retapamulin topical

Drug class: topical antibiotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

 
Ceftin Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: cefuroxime systemic

Drug class: second generation cephalosporins

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cefadroxil Rx B N Add review
10

Generic name: cefadroxil systemic

Brand name:  Duricef

Drug class: first generation cephalosporins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Duricef Rx B N Add review
10

Generic name: cefadroxil systemic

Drug class: first generation cephalosporins

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For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
cefuroxime Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: cefuroxime systemic

Brand names:  Ceftin, Zinacef

Drug class: second generation cephalosporins

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Zinacef Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: cefuroxime systemic

Drug class: second generation cephalosporins

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Exelderm Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: sulconazole topical

Drug class: topical antifungals

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
retapamulin Rx B N 7 reviews
8.0

Generic name: retapamulin topical

Brand name:  Altabax

Drug class: topical antibiotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

 
Bactroban Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: mupirocin topical

Drug class: topical antibiotics

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Bactroban Nasal Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: mupirocin topical

Drug class: topical antibiotics

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For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Centany Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: mupirocin topical

Drug class: topical antibiotics

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Centany AT Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: mupirocin topical

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Centany AT Kit Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: mupirocin topical

Drug class: topical antibiotics

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mupirocin Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: mupirocin topical

Brand names:  Bactroban, Bactroban Nasal, Centany, Centany AT, Centany AT Kit

Drug class: topical antibiotics

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
sulconazole Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: sulconazole topical

Brand name:  Exelderm

Drug class: topical antifungals

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

 
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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
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Rx Prescription Only
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Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Pregnancy
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 of the drug 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 of the drug 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 of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N The drug is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug under medical supervision.
2 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse of the drug may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 The drug has a potential for abuse less than the drugs in schedules 1 and 2. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 3. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 3.
5 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 4. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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