What is Sinus Infection?

A sinus infection is bacterial or viral. It causes inflammation of the sinuses and a buildup of mucus. Symptoms include cough, fatigue, fever, stuffy nose, headache, and pressure behind the eyes.

Treatment includes drinking plenty of fluids, medications, using saline solutions to clear sinuses, and using a humidifier. Common drug classes used to treat a sinus infection are antihistamine / sudafed combinations, penicillin antibiotic / beta lactamase inhibitor combinations, quinolone antibiotics, macrolide antibiotics, and cephalosporin antibiotics.

Savings Tips for Sinus Infection

  • FDA Safety Alert: Quinolone Antibiotics

    May 25, 2016

    The FDA has issued a safety alert for a certain type of antibiotics: fluoroquinolones, also known as quinolones.

    According to the FDA, there is new information that quinolone antibiotics may cause very serious side effects when used to treat sinusitis, bronchitis, and urinary tract infections.

    What kind of serious side effects can occur if a quinolone antibiotic is used to treat these conditions?

    Heads up—this is a serious new warning. See More

  • 5 Important Things to Know About Your Kids’ Antibiotics

    July 11, 2014

    Having a sick child can leave you, the parent, feeling helpless. After spending your morning in the doctor’s office the last thing you need to worry about is your child’s prescription. Here are 5 key things to know when your child is prescribed an antibiotic:

    1.  Not all liquid medications have to taste bad

    All liquid medications already have a predetermined flavor from the manufacturer ranging anywhere from fruity strawberry to bitter mint. See More

  • New FDA Approval: Generic Avelox (Moxifloxacin)

    March 03, 2014

    Generic Avelox is now available as moxifloxacin 400 mg tablets! The FDA approved moxifloxacin on February 18, 2014. The first company to launch a generic was Teva Pharmaceuticals. Other generic manufacturers will be launching their products in March 2014.

    Who and what is this medication for?
    Avelox (moxifloxacin) is an antibiotic indicated for use in adults 18 years of age and older. It is used to treat certain bacteria associated with:

    • Chronic bronchitis

    • Sinusitis

    • Community-acquired pneumonia

    • Intra-abdominal infections

    • Skin and skin structure infections

    What kind of antibiotic is moxifloxacin?
    Moxifloxacin is a fluoroquinolone (also known as a “quinolone”) antibiotic. See More

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Popular Sinus Infection Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
Macrolide Antibiotics 9 See Prices
Penicillin Antibiotic / Beta Lactamase Inhibitor Combinations 17 See Prices
Quinolone Antibiotics 10 See Prices
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Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

Sinus Infection Drug Classes

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