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 fungal skin infections - Canesten
Clotrimazole for vaginal thrush - Canesten Co-amoxiclav for infections - Augmentin
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 fungal skin and nail infections - Pevaryl
Econazole for vaginal thrush - Gyno-Pevaryl Efavirenz (Sustiva)
Emtricitabine (Emtriva) Enfuvirtide (Fuzeon)
Erythromycin Erythromycin skin solution for acne - Stiemycin
Ethambutol for tuberculosis Etravirine (Intelence)
Famciclovir for viral infections - Famvir Fenticonazole for vaginal thrush - Gynoxin
Fidaxomicin for Clostridium difficile Flucloxacillin for infection - Floxapen
Fluconazole for fungal infections - Diflucan 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 fungal skin infections - Daktarin Miconazole for oral thrush - Daktarin
Miconazole for vaginal thrush - Gyno-Daktarin 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)