Which broad-spectrum antibiotics are used for the treatment of acute conjunctivitis (pink eye)?

Updated: Oct 22, 2018
  • Author: Michael A Silverman, MD, MD; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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Broad-spectrum antibiotics, such as Ciloxan (ciprofloxacin) or Ocuflox (ofloxacin), are good choices. Sulfacetamide is also acceptable. Aminoglycoside is toxic to epithelia and retards healing. Polytrim (trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole) is a reasonable choice particularly in children.


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