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Medications for Uveitis

What is 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.

Medications to treat Uveitis

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
methotrexate Off Label Rx X N X 1 review Add

Generic name: methotrexate systemic

Drug class: antimetabolites, antirheumatics, antipsoriatics, other immunosuppressants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Off Label: Yes

 
cyclopentolate Off Label Rx C N 1 review
4.0

Generic name: cyclopentolate ophthalmic

Brand names:  Cyclogyl, Ak-Pentolate, Cylate, Ocu-Pentolate

Drug class: mydriatics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
atropine Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: atropine ophthalmic

Brand names:  Isopto Atropine, Atropine-Care, Atropisol, Ocu-Tropine

Drug class: mydriatics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
mycophenolate mofetil Off Label Rx D N 1 review
9.0

Generic name: mycophenolate mofetil systemic

Drug class: selective immunosuppressants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Off Label: Yes

 
prednisolone / sulfacetamide sodium Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: prednisolone / sulfacetamide sodium ophthalmic

Brand names:  Blephamide, Blephamide S.O.P., Ocu-Lone C, Vasocidin

Drug class: ophthalmic steroids with anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

 
triamcinolone Rx D N Add review Add

Generic name: triamcinolone ophthalmic

Brand names:  Triesence, Trivaris

Drug class: ophthalmic steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

 
triamcinolone Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: triamcinolone systemic

Brand names:  Kenalog-40, Clinacort

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
difluprednate Rx C N 3 reviews
8.0

Generic name: difluprednate ophthalmic

Brand name:  Durezol

Drug class: ophthalmic steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
dexamethasone Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: dexamethasone ophthalmic

Brand names:  Maxidex, Ozurdex, AK-Dex, Dexasol, Ocu-Dex

Drug class: ophthalmic steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

 
azathioprine Rx D N Add review Add

Generic name: azathioprine systemic

Brand names:  Imuran, Azasan

Drug class: antirheumatics, other immunosuppressants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
sulfasalazine Off Label Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: sulfasalazine systemic

Brand names:  Azulfidine, Sulfazine, Azulfidine EN-tabs

Drug class: antirheumatics, 5-aminosalicylates

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Off Label: Yes

 
dexamethasone / neomycin / polymyxin b Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: dexamethasone / neomycin / polymyxin b ophthalmic

Brand names:  Maxitrol, Neo-Poly-Dex, NPD Ophthalmic Ointment, Ocu-Trol, Poly-Dex

Drug class: ophthalmic steroids with anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

 
dexamethasone / tobramycin Rx C N Add review
9.0

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: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

 
corticotropin Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: corticotropin systemic

Brand names:  Acthar, H.P. Acthar Gel

Drug class: corticotropin

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
gentamicin / prednisolone Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: gentamicin / prednisolone ophthalmic

Brand names:  Pred-G S.O.P., Pred-G

Drug class: ophthalmic steroids with anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

 
homatropine Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: homatropine ophthalmic

Brand names:  Isopto Homatropine, Homatropaire

Drug class: mydriatics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
infliximab Off Label Rx B N 5 reviews
9.0

Generic name: infliximab systemic

Drug class: antirheumatics, TNF alfa inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Off Label: Yes

 
hydrocortisone / neomycin / polymyxin b Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: hydrocortisone / neomycin / polymyxin b ophthalmic

Brand name:  Cortisporin Ophthalmic Suspension

Drug class: ophthalmic steroids with anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

 
loteprednol / tobramycin Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: loteprednol / tobramycin ophthalmic

Brand name:  Zylet

Drug class: ophthalmic steroids with anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
fluocinolone Rx C N 2 reviews
10

Generic name: fluocinolone ophthalmic

Brand name:  Retisert

Drug class: ophthalmic steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
bacitracin / hydrocortisone / neomycin / polymyxin b Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: bacitracin / hydrocortisone / neomycin / polymyxin b ophthalmic

Brand names:  Cortomycin Eye Ointment, Neo-Poly-Bac, Neo-Polycin HC, Ocu-Cort, Triple Antibiotic HC Ophthalmic Ointment

Drug class: ophthalmic steroids with anti-infectives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

 
cortisone Rx N N Add review Add

Generic name: cortisone systemic

Brand name:  Cortone Acetate

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
etanercept Off Label Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: etanercept systemic

Drug class: antirheumatics, TNF alfa inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Off Label: Yes

 
rimexolone Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: rimexolone ophthalmic

Brand name:  Vexol

Drug class: ophthalmic steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 

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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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