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Medications for Conjunctivitis

About Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis is inflammation or infection of the membrane lining the eyelids (conjunctiva).

Drugs used to treat Conjunctivitis

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
Lotemax 4.0 3 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: loteprednol ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

sulfacetamide sodium 8.3 5 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: sulfacetamide sodium ophthalmic

Brand name:  Bleph-10

Drug class: ophthalmic anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Alrex 5.5 2 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: loteprednol ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

dexamethasone 6.5 4 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: dexamethasone ophthalmic

Brand name:  Maxidex

Drug class: ophthalmic steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

diclofenac Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: diclofenac ophthalmic

Brand name:  Voltaren Ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic anti-inflammatory agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

Zymar 7.8 5 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: gatifloxacin ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Maxidex 5.3 3 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: dexamethasone ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Alomide Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: lodoxamide ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants

For consumers: dosage, side effects

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loteprednol 4.6 5 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: loteprednol ophthalmic

Brand names:  Lotemax, Alrex

Drug class: ophthalmic steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

gatifloxacin 7.8 5 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: gatifloxacin ophthalmic

Brand names:  Zymar, Zymaxid

Drug class: ophthalmic anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Zymaxid Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: gatifloxacin ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Voltaren Ophthalmic Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: diclofenac ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic anti-inflammatory agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

ceftriaxone Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: ceftriaxone systemic

Drug class: third generation cephalosporins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Bleph-10 Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: sulfacetamide sodium ophthalmic

Drug class: ophthalmic anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

triamcinolone Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: triamcinolone systemic

Brand names:  Clinacort, Kenalog-40

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Clinacort Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: triamcinolone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

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Kenalog-40 Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: triamcinolone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

cortisone Rate Add review
Rx N N

Generic name: cortisone systemic

Brand name:  Cortone Acetate

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

lodoxamide Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: lodoxamide ophthalmic

Brand name:  Alomide

Drug class: ophthalmic antihistamines and decongestants

For consumers: dosage, side effects

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

Cortone Acetate Rate Add review
Rx N N

Generic name: cortisone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: 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.
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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