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Medications for Pharyngitis

What is Pharyngitis:  An inflammation of the pharynx which frequently results in a sore throat and may be caused by a variety of microorganisms.

Medications to treat Pharyngitis

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
azithromycin B N 5 reviews
8.0

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

 
Azithromycin Dose Pack B N 2 reviews
8.0

Generic name: azithromycin systemic

Drug class: macrolides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
prednisone C N 10 reviews
8.0

Generic name: prednisone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
cephalexin B N 2 reviews
4.0

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

 
erythromycin B N X 3 reviews
7.0

Generic name: erythromycin systemic

Brand names:  Erythrocin, Ery-Tab, E.E.S.-400, E.E.S.-400 Filmtab, E.E.S. Granules, Eryc, EryPed, Erythrocin Lactobionate, Erythrocin Stearate Filmtab, Ilosone, PCE Dispertab

Drug class: macrolides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Biaxin C N 1 review
9.0

Generic name: clarithromycin systemic

Drug class: macrolides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
clarithromycin C N 4 reviews
9.0

Generic name: clarithromycin systemic

Brand names:  Biaxin, Biaxin XL

Drug class: macrolides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Keflex B N Add review Rate

Generic name: cephalexin systemic

Drug class: first generation cephalosporins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Zithromax B N 1 review Rate

Generic name: azithromycin systemic

Drug class: macrolides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
ampicillin B N Add review Rate

Generic name: ampicillin systemic

Drug class: aminopenicillins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Erythrocin B N X Add review Rate

Generic name: erythromycin systemic

Drug class: macrolides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Zmax B N Add review Rate

Generic name: azithromycin systemic

Drug class: macrolides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Biocef B N Add review Rate

Generic name: cephalexin systemic

Drug class: first generation cephalosporins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Daxbia B N Add review Rate

Generic name: cephalexin systemic

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Ery-Tab B N X Add review Rate

Generic name: erythromycin systemic

Drug class: macrolides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Panixine B N Add review Rate

Generic name: cephalexin systemic

Drug class: first generation cephalosporins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Biaxin XL C N Add review Rate

Generic name: clarithromycin systemic

Drug class: macrolides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
dicloxacillin B N Add review Rate

Generic name: dicloxacillin systemic

Brand names:  Dynapen, Dycill

Drug class: penicillinase resistant penicillins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Dynapen B N Add review Rate

Generic name: dicloxacillin systemic

Drug class: penicillinase resistant penicillins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
E.E.S.-400 B N X Add review Rate

Generic name: erythromycin systemic

Drug class: macrolides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
E.E.S.-400 Filmtab B N X Add review Rate

Generic name: erythromycin systemic

Drug class: macrolides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
E.E.S. Granules B N X Add review Rate

Generic name: erythromycin systemic

Drug class: macrolides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Eryc B N X Add review Rate

Generic name: erythromycin systemic

Drug class: macrolides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
EryPed B N X Add review Rate

Generic name: erythromycin systemic

Drug class: macrolides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Erythrocin Lactobionate B N X Add review Rate

Generic name: erythromycin systemic

Drug class: macrolides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
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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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