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Medications for Otitis Media

Other names: Ear Infection, acute middle; Ear Infection, middle; Middle Ear Infection; Otitis Media, acute

What is Otitis Media: Infection and inflammation of the middle ear space and ear drum.

Symptoms include earache, fever and in some cases, diminished hearing.

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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
A / B Otic Rx C N 2 reviews
10

Generic name: antipyrine / benzocaine otic

Drug class: otic anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, side effects

 
Amoclan Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: amoxicillin / clavulanate systemic

Drug class: beta-lactamase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
amoxicillin / clavulanate Rx B N 20 reviews
5.0

Generic name: amoxicillin / clavulanate systemic

Brand names:  Augmentin, Augmentin ES-600, Augmentin XR, Amoclan

Drug class: beta-lactamase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
amoxicillin Rx B N 7 reviews
6.0

Generic name: amoxicillin systemic

Brand names:  Amoxil, Moxilin, Apo-Amoxi

Drug class: aminopenicillins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Amoxil Rx B N Add review
9.0

Generic name: amoxicillin systemic

Drug class: aminopenicillins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
ampicillin Rx B N 1 review Add

Generic name: ampicillin systemic

Drug class: aminopenicillins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
antipyrine / benzocaine / zinc acetate Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: antipyrine / benzocaine / zinc acetate otic

Brand names:  Neotic, Otozin

Drug class: otic anesthetics

For consumers: side effects

 
antipyrine / benzocaine Rx C N 4 reviews
10

Generic name: antipyrine / benzocaine otic

Brand names:  A / B Otic, Aurax, Aurodex, Auroto, Dolotic

Drug class: otic anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

 
Apo-Amoxi Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: amoxicillin systemic

Drug class: aminopenicillins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Augmentin Rx B N 14 reviews
5.0

Generic name: amoxicillin / clavulanate systemic

Drug class: beta-lactamase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Augmentin ES-600 Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: amoxicillin / clavulanate systemic

Drug class: beta-lactamase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Augmentin XR Rx B N Add review
10

Generic name: amoxicillin / clavulanate systemic

Drug class: beta-lactamase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Aurax Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: antipyrine / benzocaine otic

Drug class: otic anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Aurodex Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: antipyrine / benzocaine otic

Drug class: otic anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Auroto Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: antipyrine / benzocaine otic

Drug class: otic anesthetics

For consumers: dosage, side effects

 
Azithromycin Dose Pack Rx B N Add review
8.0

Generic name: azithromycin systemic

Drug class: macrolides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
azithromycin Rx B N 12 reviews
7.0

Generic name: azithromycin systemic

Brand names:  Azithromycin Dose Pack, Zithromax, Zmax

Drug class: macrolides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Bactrim Rx D N X 3 reviews
5.0

Generic name: sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous antibiotics, sulfonamides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Bactrim DS Rx D N X Add review Add

Generic name: sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous antibiotics, sulfonamides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Biaxin Rx C N 2 reviews
6.0

Generic name: clarithromycin systemic

Drug class: macrolides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Biaxin XL Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: clarithromycin systemic

Drug class: macrolides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Bicillin C-R Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: penicillin g benzathine / procaine penicillin systemic

Drug class: natural penicillins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Bicillin C-R 900 / 300 Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: penicillin g benzathine / procaine penicillin systemic

Drug class: natural penicillins

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Biocef Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: cephalexin systemic

Drug class: first generation cephalosporins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Cedax Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: ceftibuten systemic

Drug class: third generation cephalosporins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: 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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