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Medications for Conjunctivitis, Bacterial

Other names: Bacterial Conjunctivitis; Bacterial Eye Infection; Eye Infection, Bacterial

About Conjunctivitis, Bacterial

A bacterial infection of a portion of the eye known as the conjunctiva.

Common symptoms include redness of the eyes with a thick, often coloured purulent discharge.

Drugs used to treat Conjunctivitis, Bacterial

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

Drug name Rating Reviews Activity ? Rx/OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol
erythromycin 5.4 10 reviews
Rx B N

Generic name: erythromycin ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic anti-infectives

For consumers: side effects

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

TobraDex 7.3 10 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: dexamethasone / tobramycin ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic steroids with anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

tobramycin 9.5 6 reviews
Rx B N

Generic name: tobramycin ophthalmic

Brand names:  Tobrex, AK-Tob, Tobrasol

Drug class: ophthalmic anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, side effects

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

Vigamox 5.7 11 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: moxifloxacin ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

ciprofloxacin 10 1 review
Rx C N

Generic name: ciprofloxacin ophthalmic

Brand name:  Ciloxan

Drug class: ophthalmic anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

Azasite 3.3 3 reviews
Rx B N

Generic name: azithromycin ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

gentamicin Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: gentamicin ophthalmic

Brand names:  Gentak, Genoptic

Drug class: ophthalmic anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, side effects

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

polymyxin b / trimethoprim 4.2 22 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: polymyxin b / trimethoprim ophthalmic

Brand name:  Polytrim

Drug class: ophthalmic anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

Tobrex 10 1 review
Rx B N

Generic name: tobramycin ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

ofloxacin 1.0 3 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: ofloxacin ophthalmic

Brand name:  Ocuflox

Drug class: ophthalmic anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, side effects

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

Ciloxan Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: ciprofloxacin ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

moxifloxacin 5.8 19 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: moxifloxacin ophthalmic

Brand names:  Vigamox, Moxeza

Drug class: ophthalmic anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, side effects

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

Polytrim 6.0 2 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: polymyxin b / trimethoprim ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

azithromycin 4.8 4 reviews
Rx B N

Generic name: azithromycin ophthalmic

Brand name:  Azasite

Drug class: ophthalmic anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

bacitracin 10 1 review
Rx/OTC C N

Generic name: bacitracin ophthalmic

Brand name:  Baciguent

Drug class: ophthalmic anti-infectives

For consumers: side effects

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

dexamethasone / tobramycin 7.5 12 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: dexamethasone / tobramycin ophthalmic

Brand names:  TobraDex, Tobradex ST

Drug class: ophthalmic steroids with anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

Maxitrol 10 1 review
Rx C N

Generic name: dexamethasone / neomycin / polymyxin b ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic steroids with anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

dexamethasone / neomycin / polymyxin b 7.5 5 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: dexamethasone / neomycin / polymyxin b ophthalmic

Brand names:  Maxitrol, Neo-Poly-Dex, NPD Ophthalmic Ointment, Poly-Dex …show all

Drug class: ophthalmic steroids with anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

Gentak Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: gentamicin ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Besivance 7.5 2 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: besifloxacin ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Zylet 8.8 4 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: loteprednol / tobramycin ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic steroids with anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Moxeza 10 2 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: moxifloxacin ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Cortisporin Ophthalmic Suspension Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: hydrocortisone / neomycin / polymyxin b ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic steroids with anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Neo-Poly-Dex 6.7 3 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: dexamethasone / neomycin / polymyxin b ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic steroids with anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Ocuflox Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: ofloxacin ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

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Rating For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).
Activity Activity is based on recent site visitor activity relative to other medications in the list.
Rx Prescription Only.
OTC Over the Counter.
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter.
Off-label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Pregnancy Category
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 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 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 in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act (CSA) Schedule
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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