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Medications for Skin and Structure Infection

Other names: Complicated Skin and Skin Structure Infection; cSSSI

About Skin and Structure Infection:  Invasion of the skin or structure with organisms that have the potential to cause disease.

Drugs Used to Treat Skin and Structure Infection

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 17 reviews
7.0

Generic name: mupirocin topical

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

Drug class: topical antibiotics

For consumers: dosage,

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

Bactroban B N 14 reviews
8.0

Generic name: mupirocin topical

Drug class: topical antibiotics

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Augmentin B N 4 reviews
6.0

Generic name: amoxicillin / clavulanate systemic

Drug class: beta-lactamase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

amoxicillin / clavulanate B N 13 reviews
5.0

Generic name: amoxicillin / clavulanate systemic

Brand names:  Augmentin, Augmentin XR, Amoclan, Augmentin ES-600 …show all

Drug class: beta-lactamase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

Azithromycin Dose Pack B N Add review Rate

Generic name: azithromycin systemic

Drug class: macrolides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Zithromax B N Add review Rate

Generic name: azithromycin systemic

Drug class: macrolides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

azithromycin B N Add review Rate

Generic name: azithromycin systemic

Brand names:  Azithromycin Dose Pack, Zithromax, Zmax

Drug class: macrolides

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

Zyvox C N 7 reviews
8.0

Generic name: linezolid systemic

Drug class: oxazolidinone antibiotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

minocycline D N 2 reviews
5.0

Generic name: minocycline systemic

Brand names:  Minocin, Dynacin, Myrac, Ximino …show all

Drug class: tetracyclines

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

gentamicin N N 1 review
10

Generic name: gentamicin topical

Brand names:  Garamycin Topical, G-Myticin

Drug class: topical antibiotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, 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

For professionals: Prescribing Information

ciprofloxacin C N Add review Rate

Generic name: ciprofloxacin systemic

Brand names:  Cipro, Cipro I.V., Cipro XR, Proquin XR …show all

Drug class: quinolones

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

Avelox C N 1 review
8.0

Generic name: moxifloxacin systemic

Drug class: quinolones

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Biaxin C N Add review Rate

Generic name: clarithromycin systemic

Drug class: macrolides

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

cefuroxime B N 1 review
1.0

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

clarithromycin C N 7 reviews
5.0

Generic name: clarithromycin systemic

Brand name:  Biaxin

Drug class: macrolides

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

cefdinir B N 3 reviews
2.0

Generic name: cefdinir systemic

Drug class: third generation cephalosporins

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

Duricef B N Add review Rate

Generic name: cefadroxil systemic

Drug class: first generation cephalosporins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

linezolid C N 7 reviews
8.0

Generic name: linezolid systemic

Brand name:  Zyvox

Drug class: oxazolidinone antibiotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

meropenem B N Add review Rate

Generic name: meropenem systemic

Brand name:  Merrem

Drug class: carbapenems

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

Minocin D N Add review Rate

Generic name: minocycline systemic

Drug class: tetracyclines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Augmentin XR B N 1 review
9.0

Generic name: amoxicillin / clavulanate systemic

Drug class: beta-lactamase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

cefadroxil B N Add review Rate

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

Cipro C N Add review Rate

Generic name: ciprofloxacin systemic

Drug class: quinolones

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Cipro I.V. C N Add review Rate

Generic name: ciprofloxacin systemic

Drug class: quinolones

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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Topics under Skin and Structure Infection

Alternative treatments for Skin and Structure Infection

The following products are considered to be alternative treatments or natural remedies for Skin and Structure Infection. Their efficacy may not have been scientifically tested to the same degree as the drugs listed in the table above. However there may be historical, cultural or anecdotal evidence linking their use to the treatment of Skin and Structure Infection.

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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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