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 ear drops
Chloramphenicol for eye infections Chloroquine
Ciprofloxacin eye preparations Ciprofloxacin for infection - Ciproxin
Clarithromycin 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
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 Imiquimod
Isoniazid 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 Potassium citrate for cystitis
Proguanil for malaria prevention Proguanil with atovaquone for malaria prevention (Malarone)
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)