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Medications for Bladder Infection

Other names: Cystitis; Infection, bladder

About Bladder Infection:  Inflammation of the urinary bladder.

Drugs Used to Treat Bladder Infection

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
ciprofloxacin C N 91 reviews
5.0

Generic name: ciprofloxacin systemic

Brand names:  Cipro, Cipro I.V., Cipro XR, Proquin XR …show all

Drug class: quinolones

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

Cipro C N 28 reviews
6.0

Generic name: ciprofloxacin systemic

Drug class: quinolones

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

nitrofurantoin B N 289 reviews
4.0

Generic name: nitrofurantoin systemic

Brand names:  Macrobid, Macrodantin, Furadantin

Drug class: urinary anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

Macrobid B N 145 reviews
4.0

Generic name: nitrofurantoin systemic

Drug class: urinary anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

cephalexin B N 50 reviews
7.0

Generic name: cephalexin systemic

Brand names:  Keflex, Biocef, Daxbia, Panixine …show all

Drug class: first generation cephalosporins

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

Amoxil B N 2 reviews
7.0

Generic name: amoxicillin systemic

Drug class: aminopenicillins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Keflex B N 10 reviews
8.0

Generic name: cephalexin systemic

Drug class: first generation cephalosporins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

amoxicillin B N 3 reviews
8.0

Generic name: amoxicillin systemic

Brand names:  Amoxil, Apo-Amoxi, Moxilin

Drug class: aminopenicillins

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

Levaquin C N 7 reviews
5.0

Generic name: levofloxacin systemic

Drug class: quinolones

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

levofloxacin C N 11 reviews
4.0

Generic name: levofloxacin systemic

Brand name:  Levaquin

Drug class: quinolones

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

trimethoprim C N X 5 reviews
4.0

Generic name: trimethoprim systemic

Brand names:  Primsol, Proloprim, Trimpex

Drug class: urinary anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

Ceftin B N 2 reviews
9.0

Generic name: cefuroxime systemic

Drug class: second generation cephalosporins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Macrodantin B N 5 reviews
6.0

Generic name: nitrofurantoin systemic

Drug class: urinary anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

cefuroxime B N 2 reviews
9.0

Generic name: cefuroxime systemic

Brand names:  Ceftin, Zinacef

Drug class: second generation cephalosporins

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

Monurol B N 10 reviews
5.0

Generic name: fosfomycin systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous antibiotics, urinary anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Elmiron B N 3 reviews
4.0

Generic name: pentosan polysulfate sodium systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous genitourinary tract agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Apo-Amoxi B N Add review Rate

Generic name: amoxicillin systemic

Drug class: aminopenicillins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Furadantin B N 1 review
10

Generic name: nitrofurantoin systemic

Drug class: urinary anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Hiprex C N 11 reviews
8.0

Generic name: methenamine systemic

Drug class: urinary anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Moxilin B N Add review Rate

Generic name: amoxicillin systemic

Drug class: aminopenicillins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Floxin C N Add review Rate

Generic name: ofloxacin systemic

Drug class: quinolones

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

methenamine C N 12 reviews
8.0

Generic name: methenamine systemic

Brand names:  Hiprex, Urex, Mandelamine

Drug class: urinary anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

Suprax B N 2 reviews
3.0

Generic name: cefixime systemic

Drug class: third generation cephalosporins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Biocef B N Add review Rate

Generic name: cephalexin systemic

Drug class: first generation cephalosporins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

cefpodoxime B N 1 review
10

Generic name: cefpodoxime systemic

Drug class: third generation cephalosporins

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, 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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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 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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