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Medications for Bacterial Skin Infection

Drugs associated with Bacterial Skin Infection

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

What is Bacterial Skin Infection: Bacterial Skin Infections involve microbial invasion of the skin with various causes and severities. Bacterial infections may be treated with antibiotics.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
Bactrim DS Rx D N X 16 reviews
6.0

Generic name: sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous antibiotics, sulfonamides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Bactrim Rx D N X 36 reviews
7.0

Generic name: sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous antibiotics, sulfonamides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim Rx D N X 77 reviews
6.0

Generic name: sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim systemic

Brand names:  Bactrim DS, Bactrim, SMZ-TMP DS, Septra, Co-trimoxazole, Septra DS, Sulfatrim, Cotrim, Sulfatrim Pediatric

Drug class: miscellaneous antibiotics, sulfonamides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

 
Neosporin OTC N N 2 reviews
6.0

Generic name: bacitracin / neomycin / polymyxin b topical

Drug class: topical antibiotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
bacitracin Rx/OTC N N 1 review
1.0

Generic name: bacitracin topical

Brand name:  Baciguent

Drug class: topical antibiotics

For consumers: side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

 
SMZ-TMP DS Rx D N X Add review
10

Generic name: sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous antibiotics, sulfonamides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Septra Rx D N X 1 review
10

Generic name: sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous antibiotics, sulfonamides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Co-trimoxazole Rx D N X 1 review
8.0

Generic name: sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous antibiotics, sulfonamides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

 
Triple Antibiotic OTC N N Add review Add

Generic name: bacitracin / neomycin / polymyxin b topical

Drug class: topical antibiotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Septra DS Rx D N X 2 reviews
4.0

Generic name: sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous antibiotics, sulfonamides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Sulfatrim Rx D N X Add review Add

Generic name: sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous antibiotics, sulfonamides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
A + D Cracked Skin Relief OTC N N 1 review
10

Generic name: benzalkonium chloride / lidocaine topical

Drug class: topical anesthetics

For consumers: interactions, side effects

 
Baciguent Rx/OTC N N Add review Add

Generic name: bacitracin topical

Drug class: topical antibiotics

For consumers: side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

 
Cortisporin Cream Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: hydrocortisone / neomycin / polymyxin b topical

Drug class: topical steroids with anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Cotrim Rx D N X Add review Add

Generic name: sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous antibiotics, sulfonamides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Polysporin OTC N N 1 review
7.0

Generic name: bacitracin / polymyxin b topical

Drug class: topical antibiotics

For consumers:

 
Sulfatrim Pediatric Rx D N X Add review Add

Generic name: sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous antibiotics, sulfonamides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
bacitracin / neomycin / polymyxin b OTC N N 2 reviews
6.0

Generic name: bacitracin / neomycin / polymyxin b topical

Brand names:  Neosporin, Triple Antibiotic, Medi-Quik

Drug class: topical antibiotics

For consumers: interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

 
Cortisporin Ointment Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: bacitracin / hydrocortisone / neomycin / polymyxin b topical

Drug class: topical steroids with anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
benzalkonium chloride / lidocaine OTC N N 1 review
10

Generic name: benzalkonium chloride / lidocaine topical

Brand names:  A + D Cracked Skin Relief, Dr Scholl's Cracked Heel Relief

Drug class: topical anesthetics

For consumers: interactions, side effects

 
bacitracin / polymyxin b OTC N N 1 review
8.0

Generic name: bacitracin / polymyxin b topical

Brand names:  Polysporin, Duospore

Drug class: topical antibiotics

For consumers:

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

 
benzalkonium chloride Rx/OTC N N Add review Add

Generic name: benzalkonium chloride topical

Brand name:  CureChrome

Drug class: antiseptic and germicides

For consumers: interactions, side effects

 
Duospore OTC N N Add review
10

Generic name: bacitracin / polymyxin b topical

Drug class: topical antibiotics

For consumers:

 
hydrocortisone / neomycin / polymyxin b Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: hydrocortisone / neomycin / polymyxin b topical

Brand name:  Cortisporin Cream

Drug class: topical steroids with anti-infectives

For consumers: interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

 
bacitracin / hydrocortisone / neomycin / polymyxin b Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: bacitracin / hydrocortisone / neomycin / polymyxin b topical

Brand name:  Cortisporin Ointment

Drug class: topical steroids with anti-infectives

For consumers: interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

 
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Alternative treatments for Bacterial Skin Infection

The following products are considered to be alternative treatments or natural remedies for Bacterial Skin 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 Bacterial Skin 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): Cellulitis; Infection, skin, bacterial; Skin Infection, bacterial

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