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)
Entecavir for hepatitis B (Baraclude) 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
Fosamprenavir (Telzir) 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 Raltegravir (Isentress)
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)