Medications for Conjunctivitis
There are over 34 different drugs that can be used in the treatment of pink eye. Corticosteroids are used to decrease inflammation and two of these drugs are AK-Dex and Aristocort. Another treatment for inflammation is Alomide and works by stabilizing mast cells. Alrex Eyedrops (loteprednol) are used for pink eye resulting from allergies. Maxidex is another anti inflammatory that is used to treat allergic pink eye. Antibiotics are used for bacterial infections. Cetamide, a sulfacetamide is a common treatment for bacterial infections. Another antibiotic is Sodium Sulamyd. Bleph-10 is a sulfonamide that prevents growth of folic acid, a substance needed by bacteria to grow. Rocephin is a cephalospoin that fights against the bacteria in the eye. Lotemax, a corticosteroid, is used during both bacterial and viral infections to decrease the redness, itching and swelling in the eyes.