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Medications for Epiglottitis

Other names: Supraglottitis

About Epiglottitis:  Epiglottitis is a disorder caused by inflammation of the cartilage that covers the trachea (windpipe). See also croup syndrome.

Drugs Used to Treat Epiglottitis

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
ceftriaxone B N Add review Rate

Generic name: ceftriaxone systemic

Drug class: third generation cephalosporins

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Bactrim D N X Add review Rate

Generic name: sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim systemic

Drug class: sulfonamides

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sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim D N X Add review Rate

Generic name: sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim systemic

Brand names:  Bactrim, Bactrim DS, Co-trimoxazole, Septra, SMZ-TMP DS, Sulfatrim Pediatric, Septra DS …show all

Drug class: sulfonamides

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cefuroxime B N Add review Rate

Generic name: cefuroxime systemic

Brand names:  Ceftin, Zinacef

Drug class: second generation cephalosporins

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Bactrim DS D N X Add review Rate

Generic name: sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim systemic

Drug class: sulfonamides

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Ceftin B N Add review Rate

Generic name: cefuroxime systemic

Drug class: second generation cephalosporins

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Claforan B N Add review Rate

Generic name: cefotaxime systemic

Drug class: third generation cephalosporins

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Unasyn B N Add review Rate

Generic name: ampicillin / sulbactam systemic

Drug class: beta-lactamase inhibitors

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Co-trimoxazole D N X Add review Rate

Generic name: sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim systemic

Drug class: sulfonamides

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Septra D N X Add review Rate

Generic name: sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim systemic

Drug class: sulfonamides

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cefotaxime B N Add review Rate

Generic name: cefotaxime systemic

Brand name:  Claforan

Drug class: third generation cephalosporins

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Zinacef B N Add review Rate

Generic name: cefuroxime systemic

Drug class: second generation cephalosporins

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SMZ-TMP DS D N X Add review Rate

Generic name: sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim systemic

Drug class: sulfonamides

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Sulfatrim Pediatric D N X Add review Rate

Generic name: sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim systemic

Drug class: sulfonamides

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ampicillin / sulbactam B N Add review Rate

Generic name: ampicillin / sulbactam systemic

Brand name:  Unasyn

Drug class: beta-lactamase inhibitors

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Septra DS D N X Add review Rate

Generic name: sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim systemic

Drug class: sulfonamides

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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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