More Information on Antibiotics Used to Treat Ear Infections
Sulfonamide Antibiotics for Ear Infections
There are several antibiotics from this class of antibiotics that can be used for ear infections, including:
Bactrim and Septra
Bactrim and Septra are two brand names of a sulfonamide drug combined with trimethoprim. They can be used to treat children who are allergic to penicillin. Side effects may include:
- Mild nausea
- An increased sensitivity to sunlight
- A reduction in white blood cells.
In its liquid forms, Gantrisin is a brand name for acetyl sulfisoxazole and is often used as a preventative drug for children with recurrent infections, because it's taken only once a day. It's approved for acute otitis media when used in combination with penicillin or erythromycin.
Cephalosporin Antibiotics for Ear Infections
There are several antibiotics from this class of antibiotics that can be used for ear infections, including Ceclor®.
Ceclor is a brand name of a cephalosporin antibiotic that is effective, but expensive. Side effects may include diarrhea and a rash. Children may be allergic to cephalosporins if they're allergic to penicillin. Some newer cephalosporins include:
Combination Antibiotics for Ear Infections
There are several combination antibiotics that can be used to treat ear infections that can be used, including Pediazole.