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 creamAciclovir eye ointment (Zovirax)
Aciclovir for viral infections (Zovirax)Adefovir for hepatitis B (Hepsera)
Amorolfine for fungal nail infections (Curanail, Loceryl, Omicur)Amoxicillin for infections
Ampicillin for infectionsAtazanavir (Reyataz)
Atovaquone for pneumocystis pneumonia (Wellvone)Azithromycin for infection (Clamelle, Zithromax)
Benzoyl peroxide for acneBetamethasone ear drops (Betnesol, Vistamethasone)
Cefaclor for infection (Distaclor, Keftid)Cefadroxil for infection
CefalexinCefixime for infection (Suprax)
Cefpodoxime for infection (Orelox)Cefradine for infection (Nicef)
Cefuroxime for infection (Britacef, Zinacef, Zinnat)Chloramphenicol for eye infections
ChloroquineCiprofloxacin 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 infectionColistimethate sodium for infection (Colobreathe, Colomycin, Promixin)
Co-trimoxazole for infection (Septrin)Cycloserine for tuberculosis
DapsoneDarunavir (Prezista)
Demeclocycline capsulesDexamethasone with antibacterial ear spray
Didanosine (Videx)Diloxanide tablets
DoxycyclineEconazole 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 (Dificlir)
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 (Oftaquix)Levofloxacin tablets for infection (Tavanic, Evoxil)
Linezolid for infection (Zyvox)Lopinavir with ritonavir (Kaletra)
Lymecycline capsulesMalathion liquid (Derbac-M)
Maraviroc (Celsentri)Mebendazole
Mefloquine for malaria prevention (Lariam)Metronidazole for infection (Flagyl)
Metronidazole skin gel and creamMetronidazole 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 (Moxivig)
Moxifloxacin for infection (Avelox)Mupirocin for skin infections
Mupirocin nasal ointmentNalidixic acid for urine infections
Nevirapine (Viramune)Nitrofurantoin for urine infections
Nystatin for oral thrush (Nystan)Ofloxacin eye drops (Exocin)
Ofloxacin tablets for infection (Tarivid)Oseltamivir
Oxytetracycline tabletsPenciclovir cream
Permethrin cream (Lyclear)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 preventionProguanil with atovaquone for malaria prevention (Malarone)
Pyrazinamide for tuberculosis (Zinamide)Quinine for malaria
Raltegravir (Isentress)Rifabutin
RifampicinRilpivirine (Edurant)
Ritonavir (Norvir)Saquinavir (Invirase)
Silver sulfadiazine cream for skin infections (Flamazine)Sodium fusidate for infections (Fucidin)
Sulfadiazine tabletsTelithromycin tablets for infection (Ketek)
Tenofovir disoproxil (Viread)Terbinafine for topical use (Lamisil)
Terbinafine tabletsTetracycline tablets
Tinidazole for infectionTioconazole for fungal nail infections (Trosyl)
Tipranavir (Aptivus)Tobramycin for eye infections (Tobravisc)
Trimethoprim for infectionsUndecenoate for athlete's foot (Mycota)
UtinorValaciclovir for viral infections (Valtrex)
Vancomycin for Clostridium difficileVoriconazole for fungal infections
ZanamivirZidovudine (Retrovir)