Medicines & Drugs by category Medicines used to treat infections

The leaflets in this section are authored by an experienced pharmacist. Pharmacists are experts in medicines. The medicines in this section include those which are used to treat infections. Infections can be caused most commonly by different organisms such as bacteria, viruses and fungus. Bacteria are treated by antibiotics and there are many different types of these, with different ways of working. If you've ever thought "Who shouldn't take amoxicillin?", "How do I take my chloramphenicol?", "How do I get the most from my metronidazole treatment?" or "What problems can gentamicin cause?" information leaflets in this section will have answers for you.

Aciclovir cream Aciclovir eye ointment
Aciclovir for viral infections - Zovirax Adefovir for hepatitis B (Hepsera)
Amorolfine for fungal nail infections Amoxicillin for infections
Ampicillin for infections Atazanavir (Reyataz)
Atovaquone for pneumocystis pneumonia (Wellvone) Azithromycin for infection - Clamelle, Zithromax
Benzoyl peroxide for acne Betamethasone ear drops (Betnesol, Vistamethasone)
Cefaclor for infection - Distaclor, Keftid Cefadroxil for infection
Cefalexin Cefixime for infection - Suprax
Cefpodoxime for infection - Orelox Cefradine for infection - Nicef
Cefuroxime for infection - Britacef, Zinacef, Zinnat Chloramphenicol for eye infections
Chloroquine Ciprofloxacin eye preparations
Ciprofloxacin for infection - Ciproxin Clarithromycin for infection
Clindamycin capsules for infection - Dalacin C Clindamycin cream for bacterial vaginosis - Dalacin
Clotrimazole for ear infections (Canesten) Clotrimazole for skin infections
Clotrimazole for vaginal thrush Co-amoxiclav for infections
Co-fluampicil for infection Colistimethate sodium for infection - Colomycin, Promixin, Colobreathe
Co-trimoxazole for infection - Septrin Cycloserine for tuberculosis
Dapsone Darunavir (Prezista)
Demeclocycline capsules Dexamethasone with antibacterial ear spray
Didanosine (Videx) Diloxanide tablets
Doxycycline Econazole for skin infections
Econazole for vaginal thrush Efavirenz (Sustiva)
Emtricitabine (Emtriva) Enfuvirtide (Fuzeon)
Erythromycin Erythromycin skin solution for acne - Stiemycin
Ethambutol for tuberculosis Etravirine (Intelence)
Famciclovir for viral infections - Famvir Fidaxomicin for Clostridium difficile
Flucloxacillin for infection - Floxapen Fluconazole
Fusidic acid eye drops - Fucithalmic Fusidic acid for skin infections - Fucidin
Ganciclovir eye gel - Virgan Gentamicin ear drops - Genticin
Gentamicin eye drops - Genticin Griseofulvin for fungal infections - Fulsovin
Isoniazid for tuberculosis Itraconazole for fungal infections - Sporanox
Ketoconazole for topical use Lamivudine for hepatitis B infection (Zeffix)
Lamivudine for HIV (Epivir) Levofloxacin eye drops
Levofloxacin tablets for infection - Tavanic, Evoxil Linezolid for infection - Zyvox
Lopinavir with ritonavir (Kaletra) Lymecycline capsules
Malathion liquid Maraviroc (Celsentri)
Mebendazole Mefloquine for malaria prevention
Metronidazole for infection - Flagyl Metronidazole skin gel and cream
Metronidazole vaginal gel for bacterial vaginosis - Zidoval Miconazole for oral thrush
Miconazole for skin infections Miconazole for vaginal thrush
Moxifloxacin for eye infections Moxifloxacin for infection - Avelox
Mupirocin for skin infections Mupirocin nasal ointment
Nalidixic acid for urine infections Nevirapine (Viramune)
Nitrofurantoin for urine infections Nystatin for oral thrush
Ofloxacin eye drops - Exocin Ofloxacin tablets for infection - Tarivid
Oseltamivir Oxytetracycline tablets
Penciclovir cream Phenoxymethylpenicillin for infection
Pivmecillinam for infection - Selexid Polymyxin and bacitracin skin ointment - Polyfax
Posaconazole for fungal infections - Noxafil Potassium citrate for cystitis
Proguanil for malaria prevention Proguanil with atovaquone for malaria prevention (Malarone)
Pyrazinamide for tuberculosis - Zinamide Quinine for malaria
Rifabutin Rifampicin
Rilpivirine (Edurant) Ritonavir (Norvir)
Saquinavir (Invirase) Silver sulfadiazine for skin infections
Sodium fusidate for infections - Fucidin Sulfadiazine tablets
Telithromycin tablets for infection - Ketek Tenofovir disoproxil (Viread)
Terbinafine for topical use (Lamisil) Terbinafine tablets
Tetracycline tablets Tinidazole for infection
Tioconazole for fungal nail infections - Trosyl Tipranavir (Aptivus)
Tobramycin for eye infections Trimethoprim for infections
Undecenoate for fungal skin infections Utinor
Valaciclovir for viral infections - Valtrex Vancomycin for Clostridium difficile
Voriconazole for fungal infections Zanamivir
Zidovudine (Retrovir)