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Medications for Impetigo

About Impetigo:  Impetigo is a highly contagious bacterial skin infection, usually caused by Group A streptococcus or Staphylococcus aureus bacteria.

Drugs Used to Treat Impetigo

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
mupirocin B N 3 reviews
9.0

Generic name: mupirocin topical

Brand names:  Bactroban, Bactroban Nasal, Centany, Centany AT, Centany AT Kit …show all

Drug class: topical antibiotics

For consumers: dosage,

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

Altabax B N 7 reviews
8.0

Generic name: retapamulin topical

Drug class: topical antibiotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Ceftin B N Add review Rate

Generic name: cefuroxime systemic

Drug class: second generation cephalosporins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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Duricef B N Add review
10

Generic name: cefadroxil systemic

Drug class: first generation cephalosporins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

cefadroxil B N Add review
10

Generic name: cefadroxil systemic

Brand name:  Duricef

Drug class: first generation cephalosporins

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

Bactroban B N Add review Rate

Generic name: mupirocin topical

Drug class: topical antibiotics

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

cefuroxime B N Add review Rate

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

retapamulin B N 7 reviews
8.0

Generic name: retapamulin topical

Brand name:  Altabax

Drug class: topical antibiotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

Zinacef B N Add review Rate

Generic name: cefuroxime systemic

Drug class: second generation cephalosporins

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Exelderm C N Add review Rate

Generic name: sulconazole topical

Drug class: topical antifungals

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

sulconazole C N Add review Rate

Generic name: sulconazole topical

Brand name:  Exelderm

Drug class: topical antifungals

For consumers: dosage,

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

Bactroban Nasal B N Add review Rate

Generic name: mupirocin topical

Drug class: topical antibiotics

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Centany B N Add review Rate

Generic name: mupirocin topical

Drug class: topical antibiotics

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Centany AT B N Add review Rate

Generic name: mupirocin topical

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Centany AT Kit B N Add review Rate

Generic name: mupirocin topical

Drug class: topical antibiotics

For consumers: dosage, side effects

ozenoxacin U Add review Rate

Generic name: ozenoxacin topical

Brand name:  Xepi

Drug class: topical antibiotics

For consumers:

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

Xepi U Add review Rate

Generic name: ozenoxacin topical

Drug class: topical antibiotics

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Learn more about Impetigo

Micromedex® Care Notes

Symptoms and treatments

Mayo Clinic Reference

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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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