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Medications for Uveitis

Uveitis is an inflammation of the the uvea, the layer between the sclera and the retina, which includes the iris, ciliary body, and the choroid.

Drugs used to treat Uveitis

The following list of medications are in some way related to or used in the treatment of this condition.

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Drug name Rating Reviews Activity ? Rx/OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol
methotrexate Off-label 0.0 1 review for methotrexate to treat Uveitis
Rx X N X
Generic name:
methotrexate systemic
Drug class:
antimetabolites, antirheumatics, antipsoriatics, other immunosuppressants
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
Off-label:
Yes
Durezol 6.4 11 reviews for Durezol to treat Uveitis
Rx C N
Generic name:
difluprednate ophthalmic
Drug class:
ophthalmic steroids
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
sulfasalazine Off-label Rate Add review
Rx B N
Generic name:
sulfasalazine systemic
Brand names:
Azulfidine, Azulfidine EN-tabs
Drug class:
antirheumatics, 5-aminosalicylates
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
Off-label:
Yes
Humira 5.3 3 reviews for Humira to treat Uveitis
Rx B N
Generic name:
adalimumab systemic
Drug class:
antirheumatics, TNF alfa inhibitors
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
cyclopentolate Off-label 2.5 2 reviews for cyclopentolate to treat Uveitis
Rx C N
Generic name:
cyclopentolate ophthalmic
Brand names:
Cyclogyl, Ak-Pentolate, Cylate
Drug class:
mydriatics
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
Off-label:
Yes
atropine Rate Add review
Rx C N
Generic name:
atropine ophthalmic
Brand names:
Isopto Atropine, Atropine-Care
Drug class:
mydriatics
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
dexamethasone 8.0 3 reviews for dexamethasone to treat Uveitis
Rx C N
Generic name:
dexamethasone ophthalmic
Brand names:
Maxidex, Ozurdex
Drug class:
ophthalmic steroids
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
mycophenolate mofetil Off-label 9.0 1 review for mycophenolate mofetil to treat Uveitis
Rx D N
Generic name:
mycophenolate mofetil systemic
Drug class:
selective immunosuppressants
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
Off-label:
Yes
Maxidex 7.0 1 review for Maxidex to treat Uveitis
Rx C N
Generic name:
dexamethasone ophthalmic
Drug class:
ophthalmic steroids
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
difluprednate 6.4 12 reviews for difluprednate to treat Uveitis
Rx C N
Generic name:
difluprednate ophthalmic
Brand name:
Durezol
Drug class:
ophthalmic steroids
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
TobraDex Rate Add review
Rx C N
Generic name:
dexamethasone / tobramycin ophthalmic
Drug class:
ophthalmic steroids with anti-infectives
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
prednisolone / sulfacetamide sodium Rate Add review
Rx C N
Generic name:
prednisolone / sulfacetamide sodium ophthalmic
Brand names:
Blephamide, Blephamide S.O.P.
Drug class:
ophthalmic steroids with anti-infectives
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
azathioprine Rate Add review
Rx D N
Generic name:
azathioprine systemic
Brand names:
Imuran, Azasan
Drug class:
antirheumatics, other immunosuppressants
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
Imuran Rate Add review
Rx D N
Generic name:
azathioprine systemic
Drug class:
antirheumatics, other immunosuppressants
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Ozurdex 8.5 2 reviews for Ozurdex to treat Uveitis
Rx C N
Generic name:
dexamethasone ophthalmic
Drug class:
ophthalmic steroids
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
homatropine 8.0 1 review for homatropine to treat Uveitis
Rx C N
Generic name:
homatropine ophthalmic
Brand name:
Homatropaire
Drug class:
mydriatics
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
triamcinolone Rate Add review
Rx C N
Generic name:
triamcinolone systemic
Brand names:
Kenalog-40, Clinacort
Drug class:
glucocorticoids
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
triamcinolone Rate Add review
Rx D N
Generic name:
triamcinolone ophthalmic
Brand names:
Triesence, Xipere
Drug class:
ophthalmic steroids
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
infliximab Off-label 9.0 5 reviews for infliximab to treat Uveitis
Rx B N
Generic name:
infliximab systemic
Drug class:
antirheumatics, TNF alfa inhibitors
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
Off-label:
Yes
Maxitrol Rate Add review
Rx C N
Generic name:
dexamethasone / neomycin / polymyxin b ophthalmic
Drug class:
ophthalmic steroids with anti-infectives
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Acthar Rate Add review
Rx C N
Generic name:
corticotropin systemic
Drug class:
corticotropin
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
Cyclogyl Off-label 2.5 2 reviews for Cyclogyl to treat Uveitis
Rx C N
Generic name:
cyclopentolate ophthalmic
Drug class:
mydriatics
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Off-label:
Yes
dexamethasone / tobramycin Rate Add review
Rx C N
Generic name:
dexamethasone / tobramycin ophthalmic
Brand names:
TobraDex, Tobradex ST
Drug class:
ophthalmic steroids with anti-infectives
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Kenalog-40 Rate Add review
Rx C N
Generic name:
triamcinolone systemic
Drug class:
glucocorticoids
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
Triesence Rate Add review
Rx D N
Generic name:
triamcinolone ophthalmic
Drug class:
ophthalmic steroids
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, 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.
Expanded Access Expanded Access is a potential pathway for a patient with a serious or immediately life-threatening disease or condition to gain access to an investigational medical product (drug, biologic, or medical device) for treatment outside of clinical trials when no comparable or satisfactory alternative therapy options are available.
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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