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Medications for 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 Rating Reviews Activity ? Rx/OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol
mupirocin 5.5 6 reviews
Rx B N

Generic name: mupirocin topical

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

Drug class: topical antibiotics

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Altabax 8.4 8 reviews
Rx B N

Generic name: retapamulin topical

Drug class: topical antibiotics

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Ceftin Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: cefuroxime systemic

Drug class: second generation cephalosporins

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Bactroban Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: mupirocin topical

Drug class: topical antibiotics

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cefadroxil Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: cefadroxil systemic

Brand name:  Duricef

Drug class: first generation cephalosporins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Duricef Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: cefadroxil systemic

Drug class: first generation cephalosporins

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cefuroxime Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: cefuroxime systemic

Brand names:  Ceftin, Zinacef

Drug class: second generation cephalosporins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

retapamulin 8.4 8 reviews
Rx B N

Generic name: retapamulin topical

Brand name:  Altabax

Drug class: topical antibiotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

Zinacef Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: cefuroxime systemic

Drug class: second generation cephalosporins

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Centany Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: mupirocin topical

Drug class: topical antibiotics

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Centany AT Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: mupirocin topical

For consumers: dosage, side effects

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Centany AT Kit Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: mupirocin topical

Drug class: topical antibiotics

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Pirnuo Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: mupirocin topical

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Exelderm Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: sulconazole topical

Drug class: topical antifungals

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ozenoxacin 10 1 review
Rx N

Generic name: ozenoxacin topical

Brand name:  Xepi

Drug class: topical antibiotics

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

sulconazole Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: sulconazole topical

Brand name:  Exelderm

Drug class: topical antifungals

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

ammoniated mercury Rate Add review
Rx N

Generic name: ammoniated mercury topical

Drug class: topical antipsoriatics

For consumers:

Xepi 10 1 review
Rx N

Generic name: ozenoxacin topical

Drug class: topical antibiotics

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

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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
M The drug has multiple schedules. The schedule may depend on the exact dosage form or strength of the medication.
U CSA Schedule is unknown.
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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