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Medications for Bladder Infection

Other names: Cystitis; Infection, bladder

What is Bladder Infection:  Inflammation of the urinary bladder.

Medications 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 79 reviews
6.0

Generic name: ciprofloxacin systemic

Brand names:  Cipro, Cipro I.V., Cipro XR, Proquin XR

Drug class: quinolones

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
nitrofurantoin B N 205 reviews
4.0

Generic name: nitrofurantoin systemic

Brand names:  Macrobid, Macrodantin, Furadantin

Drug class: urinary anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
cephalexin B N 37 reviews
8.0

Generic name: cephalexin systemic

Brand names:  Keflex, Biocef, Daxbia, Panixine

Drug class: first generation cephalosporins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, 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, side effects

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

 
trimethoprim C N X 4 reviews
4.0

Generic name: trimethoprim systemic

Brand names:  Primsol, Proloprim, Trimpex

Drug class: urinary anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
levofloxacin C N 10 reviews
4.0

Generic name: levofloxacin systemic

Brand name:  Levaquin

Drug class: quinolones

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
cefuroxime B N 1 review
10

Generic name: cefuroxime systemic

Brand names:  Ceftin, Zinacef

Drug class: second generation cephalosporins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
cefpodoxime B N 1 review
10

Generic name: cefpodoxime systemic

Drug class: third generation cephalosporins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
fosfomycin B N 9 reviews
6.0

Generic name: fosfomycin systemic

Brand name:  Monurol

Drug class: miscellaneous antibiotics, urinary anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
methenamine C N 9 reviews
7.0

Generic name: methenamine systemic

Brand names:  Hiprex, Urex, Mandelamine

Drug class: urinary anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
cefixime B N 2 reviews
3.0

Generic name: cefixime systemic

Brand name:  Suprax

Drug class: third generation cephalosporins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
ceftazidime B N Add review Rate

Generic name: ceftazidime systemic

Brand names:  Fortaz, Ceptaz, Tazicef

Drug class: third generation cephalosporins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
ofloxacin C N Add review Rate

Generic name: ofloxacin systemic

Brand name:  Floxin

Drug class: quinolones

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
tetracycline D N Add review Rate

Generic name: tetracycline systemic

Brand names:  Achromycin V, Sumycin, Ala-Tet, Brodspec, Panmycin, Tetracap, Tetracon

Drug class: tetracyclines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
cefaclor B N Add review Rate

Generic name: cefaclor systemic

Drug class: second generation cephalosporins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
cefprozil B N 3 reviews
1.0

Generic name: cefprozil systemic

Brand name:  Cefzil

Drug class: second generation cephalosporins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
pentosan polysulfate sodium B N 3 reviews
4.0

Generic name: pentosan polysulfate sodium systemic

Brand name:  Elmiron

Drug class: miscellaneous genitourinary tract agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
sulfisoxazole C N Add review Rate

Generic name: sulfisoxazole systemic

Brand names:  Gantrisin, Gantrisin Pediatric, Truxazole

Drug class: sulfonamides

For consumers: interactions, side effects

 
acetohydroxamic acid X N Add review Rate

Generic name: acetohydroxamic acid systemic

Brand name:  Lithostat

Drug class: miscellaneous genitourinary tract agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
ceftibuten B N Add review
10

Generic name: ceftibuten systemic

Brand name:  Cedax

Drug class: third generation cephalosporins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
dimethyl sulfoxide C N Add review Rate

Generic name: dimethyl sulfoxide systemic

Brand names:  Cryoserv, Rimso-50

Drug class: miscellaneous genitourinary tract agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 

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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Prescription Only / Over the Counter
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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