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Medications for Skin or Soft Tissue Infection

Drugs associated with Skin or Soft Tissue Infection

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

What is Skin or Soft Tissue Infection: Invasion of the skin with organisms that have the potential to cause disease.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
cephalexin Rx B N 60 reviews
7.0

Generic name: cephalexin systemic

Brand names:  Keflex, Biocef, Panixine

Drug class: first generation cephalosporins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Keflex Rx B N 20 reviews
7.0

Generic name: cephalexin systemic

Drug class: first generation cephalosporins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Amoxil Rx B N 1 review
9.0

Generic name: amoxicillin systemic

Drug class: aminopenicillins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
clindamycin Rx B N 32 reviews
6.0

Generic name: clindamycin systemic

Brand names:  Cleocin, Cleocin HCl, Cleocin Pediatric, Cleocin Phosphate

Drug class: lincomycin derivatives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
doxycycline Rx D N X 10 reviews
8.0

Generic name: doxycycline systemic

Brand names:  Vibramycin, Doxy 100, Monodox, Doryx, Alodox, Doxy 200, Morgidox, Ocudox, Oraxyl, Vibra-Tabs

Drug class: tetracyclines, miscellaneous antimalarials

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
amoxicillin Rx B N 2 reviews
9.0

Generic name: amoxicillin systemic

Brand names:  Amoxil, Apo-Amoxi, Moxilin

Drug class: aminopenicillins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Augmentin Rx B N 10 reviews
7.0

Generic name: amoxicillin / clavulanate systemic

Drug class: beta-lactamase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Cipro Rx C N Add review
9.0

Generic name: ciprofloxacin systemic

Drug class: quinolones

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
ciprofloxacin Rx C N 3 reviews
6.0

Generic name: ciprofloxacin systemic

Brand names:  Cipro, Cipro XR, Cipro I.V.

Drug class: quinolones

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Azithromycin Dose Pack Rx B N 1 review
9.0

Generic name: azithromycin systemic

Drug class: macrolides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Levaquin Rx C N 4 reviews
5.0

Generic name: levofloxacin systemic

Drug class: quinolones

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
minocycline Rx D N 6 reviews
5.0

Generic name: minocycline systemic

Brand names:  Minocin, Cleeravue-M, Dynacin, Myrac, Ximino

Drug class: tetracyclines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Biaxin Rx C N Add review
10

Generic name: clarithromycin systemic

Drug class: macrolides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Cleocin Rx B N 2 reviews
3.0

Generic name: clindamycin systemic

Drug class: lincomycin derivatives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Ceftin Rx B N Add review
10

Generic name: cefuroxime systemic

Drug class: second generation cephalosporins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Flagyl Rx B N X 2 reviews
3.0

Generic name: metronidazole systemic

Drug class: amebicides, miscellaneous antibiotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Zithromax Rx B N 1 review
6.0

Generic name: azithromycin systemic

Drug class: macrolides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
amoxicillin / clavulanate Rx B N 13 reviews
7.0

Generic name: amoxicillin / clavulanate systemic

Brand names:  Augmentin, Augmentin ES-600, Augmentin XR, Amoclan

Drug class: beta-lactamase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
azithromycin Rx B N 3 reviews
7.0

Generic name: azithromycin systemic

Brand names:  Azithromycin Dose Pack, Zithromax, Zmax

Drug class: macrolides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
erythromycin Rx B N X 1 review
5.0

Generic name: erythromycin systemic

Brand names:  Erythrocin, Ery-Tab, Erythrocin Stearate Filmtab, PCE Dispertab, E.E.S.-400, E.E.S.-400 Filmtab, E.E.S. Granules, Eryc, EryPed, Erythrocin Lactobionate, Ilosone

Drug class: macrolides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
metronidazole Rx B N X 3 reviews
5.0

Generic name: metronidazole systemic

Brand names:  Flagyl, Flagyl 375, Flagyl IV, Metro

Drug class: amebicides, miscellaneous antibiotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Avelox Rx C N Add review
5.0

Generic name: moxifloxacin systemic

Drug class: quinolones

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Vibramycin Rx D N X 1 review
7.0

Generic name: doxycycline systemic

Drug class: tetracyclines, miscellaneous antimalarials

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
clarithromycin Rx C N 5 reviews
5.0

Generic name: clarithromycin systemic

Brand names:  Biaxin, Biaxin XL

Drug class: macrolides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
dicloxacillin Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: dicloxacillin systemic

Brand names:  Dycill, Dynapen

Drug class: penicillinase resistant penicillins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
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Alternative treatments for Skin or Soft Tissue Infection

The following products are considered to be alternative treatments or natural remedies for Skin or Soft Tissue Infection. Their efficacy may not have been scientifically tested to the same degree as the drugs listed in the table above. However there may be historical, cultural or anecdotal evidence linking their use to the treatment of Skin or Soft Tissue Infection.

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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Prescription Only / Over the Counter
Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
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.

Synonym(s): Carbuncle; Carbunculosis; Infection, Skin; Infection, Soft Tissue; Skin Infection; Soft Tissue Infection; Staph Skin Infection

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