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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 Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
erythromycin B N 4 reviews
9.0

Generic name: erythromycin ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic anti-infectives

For consumers:

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

Vigamox C N 10 reviews
6.0

Generic name: moxifloxacin ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

TobraDex C N 7 reviews
8.0

Generic name: dexamethasone / tobramycin ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic steroids with anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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tobramycin B N 5 reviews
9.0

Generic name: tobramycin ophthalmic

Brand names:  Tobrex, Tobrasol, AK-Tob, Tomycine …show all

Drug class: ophthalmic anti-infectives

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

Azasite B N 3 reviews
5.0

Generic name: azithromycin ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic anti-infectives

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ciprofloxacin C N 1 review
9.0

Generic name: ciprofloxacin ophthalmic

Brand name:  Ciloxan

Drug class: ophthalmic anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage,

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Tobrex B N 1 review
9.0

Generic name: tobramycin ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic anti-infectives

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gentamicin C N Add review
10

Generic name: gentamicin ophthalmic

Brand names:  Gentak, Genoptic

Drug class: ophthalmic anti-infectives

For consumers:

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

Ciloxan C N Add review
8.0

Generic name: ciprofloxacin ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic anti-infectives

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polymyxin b / trimethoprim C N 10 reviews
4.0

Generic name: polymyxin b / trimethoprim ophthalmic

Brand name:  Polytrim

Drug class: ophthalmic anti-infectives

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Polytrim C N 1 review
9.0

Generic name: polymyxin b / trimethoprim ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic anti-infectives

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ofloxacin C N 1 review Rate

Generic name: ofloxacin ophthalmic

Brand name:  Ocuflox

Drug class: ophthalmic anti-infectives

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moxifloxacin C N 15 reviews
6.0

Generic name: moxifloxacin ophthalmic

Brand names:  Vigamox, Moxeza

Drug class: ophthalmic anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage,

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

dexamethasone / tobramycin C N 7 reviews
8.0

Generic name: dexamethasone / tobramycin ophthalmic

Brand names:  TobraDex, Tobradex ST

Drug class: ophthalmic steroids with anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

azithromycin B N 4 reviews
6.0

Generic name: azithromycin ophthalmic

Brand name:  Azasite

Drug class: ophthalmic anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

Maxitrol C N 1 review
10

Generic name: dexamethasone / neomycin / polymyxin b ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic steroids with anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Besivance C N 2 reviews
7.0

Generic name: besifloxacin ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, side effects

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Gentak C N Add review Rate

Generic name: gentamicin ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic anti-infectives

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Moxeza C N 2 reviews
7.0

Generic name: moxifloxacin ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic anti-infectives

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bacitracin C N 1 review
10

Generic name: bacitracin ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic anti-infectives

For consumers:

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

dexamethasone / neomycin / polymyxin b C N 3 reviews
6.0

Generic name: dexamethasone / neomycin / polymyxin b ophthalmic

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

Drug class: ophthalmic steroids with anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

Zylet C N 4 reviews
8.0

Generic name: loteprednol / tobramycin ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic steroids with anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Cortisporin Ophthalmic Suspension C N Add review Rate

Generic name: hydrocortisone / neomycin / polymyxin b ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic steroids with anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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Neo-Poly-Dex C N 2 reviews
5.0

Generic name: dexamethasone / neomycin / polymyxin b ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic steroids with anti-infectives

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For professionals: Prescribing Information

Ocuflox C N Add review Rate

Generic name: ofloxacin ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

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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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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 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 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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