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Medications for Conjunctivitis, Bacterial

Other names: Bacterial Conjunctivitis; Bacterial Eye Infection; Eye Infection, 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 medications listed below are related to or used in the treatment of this condition.

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Drug name Rating Reviews Activity ? Rx/OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol
erythromycin 5.7 14 reviews for erythromycin to treat Conjunctivitis, Bacterial
Rx B N
Generic name:
erythromycin ophthalmic
Drug class:
ophthalmic anti-infectives
For consumers:
side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
TobraDex 7.8 13 reviews for TobraDex to treat Conjunctivitis, Bacterial
Rx C N
Generic name:
dexamethasone / tobramycin ophthalmic
Drug class:
ophthalmic steroids with anti-infectives
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
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Prescribing Information
tobramycin 6.7 9 reviews for tobramycin to treat Conjunctivitis, Bacterial
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:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
ciprofloxacin 10 1 review for ciprofloxacin to treat Conjunctivitis, Bacterial
Rx C N
Generic name:
ciprofloxacin ophthalmic
Brand name:
Ciloxan
Drug class:
ophthalmic anti-infectives
For consumers:
dosage, side effects
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Prescribing Information
Vigamox 5.7 11 reviews for Vigamox to treat Conjunctivitis, Bacterial
Rx C N
Generic name:
moxifloxacin ophthalmic
Drug class:
ophthalmic anti-infectives
For consumers:
dosage, side effects
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polymyxin b/trimethoprim 4.1 28 reviews for polymyxin b/trimethoprim to treat Conjunctivitis, Bacterial
Rx C N
Generic name:
polymyxin b/trimethoprim ophthalmic
Brand name:
Polytrim
Drug class:
ophthalmic anti-infectives
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dosage, side effects
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Prescribing Information
ofloxacin 4.0 4 reviews for ofloxacin to treat Conjunctivitis, Bacterial
Rx C N
Generic name:
ofloxacin ophthalmic
Brand name:
Ocuflox
Drug class:
ophthalmic anti-infectives
For consumers:
dosage, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
Azasite 3.3 4 reviews for Azasite to treat Conjunctivitis, Bacterial
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:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
moxifloxacin 5.6 20 reviews for moxifloxacin to treat Conjunctivitis, Bacterial
Rx C N
Generic name:
moxifloxacin ophthalmic
Brand names:
Vigamox, Moxeza
Drug class:
ophthalmic anti-infectives
For consumers:
dosage, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
Tobrex 10 1 review for Tobrex to treat Conjunctivitis, Bacterial
Rx B N
Generic name:
tobramycin ophthalmic
Drug class:
ophthalmic anti-infectives
For consumers:
dosage, side effects
For professionals:
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
azithromycin 4.8 5 reviews for azithromycin to treat Conjunctivitis, Bacterial
Rx B N
Generic name:
azithromycin ophthalmic
Brand name:
Azasite
Drug class:
ophthalmic anti-infectives
For consumers:
dosage, side effects
bacitracin 10 1 review for bacitracin to treat Conjunctivitis, Bacterial
Rx/OTC C N
Generic name:
bacitracin ophthalmic
Brand name:
Baciguent
Drug class:
ophthalmic anti-infectives
For consumers:
side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
Polytrim 6.0 2 reviews for Polytrim to treat Conjunctivitis, Bacterial
Rx C N
Generic name:
polymyxin b/trimethoprim ophthalmic
Drug class:
ophthalmic anti-infectives
For consumers:
dosage, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
dexamethasone / tobramycin 6.8 18 reviews for dexamethasone / tobramycin to treat Conjunctivitis, Bacterial
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:
Prescribing Information
Maxitrol 10 2 reviews for Maxitrol to treat Conjunctivitis, Bacterial
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
Neo-Poly-Dex 7.5 4 reviews for Neo-Poly-Dex to treat Conjunctivitis, Bacterial
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 8.3 7 reviews for dexamethasone / neomycin / polymyxin b to treat Conjunctivitis, Bacterial
Rx C N
Generic name:
dexamethasone / neomycin / polymyxin b ophthalmic
Brand names:
Maxitrol, Neo-Poly-Dex, Poly-Dex
Drug class:
ophthalmic steroids with anti-infectives
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
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Prescribing Information
Zylet 8.8 4 reviews for Zylet to treat Conjunctivitis, Bacterial
Rx C N
Generic name:
loteprednol / tobramycin ophthalmic
Drug class:
ophthalmic steroids with anti-infectives
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
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Prescribing Information
Gentak Rate Add review
Rx C N
Generic name:
gentamicin ophthalmic
Drug class:
ophthalmic anti-infectives
For consumers:
dosage, side effects
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Moxeza 10 2 reviews for Moxeza to treat Conjunctivitis, Bacterial
Rx C N
Generic name:
moxifloxacin ophthalmic
Drug class:
ophthalmic anti-infectives
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dosage, side effects
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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
Besivance 7.5 2 reviews for Besivance to treat Conjunctivitis, Bacterial
Rx C N
Generic name:
besifloxacin ophthalmic
Drug class:
ophthalmic anti-infectives
For consumers:
dosage, side effects
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Cortisporin Ophthalmic Suspension Rate Add review
Rx C N
Generic name:
hydrocortisone / neomycin / polymyxin b ophthalmic
Drug class:
ophthalmic steroids with anti-infectives
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dosage, interactions, side effects
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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.
EUA An Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) allows the FDA to authorize unapproved medical products or unapproved uses of approved medical products to be used in a declared public health emergency when there are no adequate, approved, and available alternatives.
Expanded Access Expanded Access is a potential pathway for a patient with a serious or immediately life-threatening disease or condition to gain access to an investigational medical product (drug, biologic, or medical device) for treatment outside of clinical trials when no comparable or satisfactory alternative therapy options are available.
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
M The drug has multiple schedules. The schedule may depend on the exact dosage form or strength of the medication.
U CSA Schedule is unknown.
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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