Compare amoxicillin vs. Cedax

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

Amoxil (amoxicillin)

Prescription only

Cedax (ceftibuten)

Prescription only
Treats bacterial infections.

Amoxil (amoxicillin) is a good and cheap antibiotic that comes in different forms to treat many types of bacterial infections.

5.0/ 7 average rating with 786 reviewsforamoxicillin
Treats bacterial infections.

Cedax (ceftibuten) is good for treating many bacterial infections, but be sure to finish the full course of treatment.

Upsides
  • First choice medicine to treat many bacterial infections.
  • Available in generic.
  • Available in different forms: tablet, capsule, and liquid. The liquid comes in many different flavors to make it taste better for people who don't like pills.
  • Side effects are generally not too bad compared to other antibiotics.
  • Used to treat many types of bacterial infections.
  • Available as a pill or liquid suspension.
  • People usually have few side effects when taking it.
  • Cedax (ceftibuten) is available as a generic.
Downsides
  • While Amoxil (amoxicillin) can be used to treat different bacterial infections, many don't respond to it.
  • Can cause diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting.
  • Except for the extended-release form, you have to take Amoxil (amoxicillin) 2 to 3 times a day, which can be hard to remember.
  • The extended-release form can be more expensive because it's a brand name.
  • Cedax (ceftibuten) can cause diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and headache.
  • If you're on blood thinners, let your doctor know. Cedax (ceftibuten) can interact with your medicines and make you more likely to bleed.
  • If you're taking the liquid suspension and you have diabetes, you will need to watch your blood sugar closely. You must take it 2 hours before or 1 hour after a meal.
Used for
Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Chewable tablet
  • Extended-release tablet
  • Liquid
  • Pill
  • Liquid
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Reviews
786 
62%
think this treatment is worth it
45%
think this treatment works well
14%
think this treatment is a hassle

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Side effects
The Amoxil (amoxicillin) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
8possible side effects
  • Nausea
    4%
  • Abnormal changes in kidney function
    4%
  • Diarrhea
    4%
  • Headache
    3%
  • Abrnormal changes in laboratory blood test
    3%
  • Upset stomach
    2%
  • Vomiting
    2%
  • Abdominal pain
    2%
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Risks and warnings
  • Interaction with birth control

    Using oral birth control pills

  • Severe diarrhea

    Taking Amoxil (amoxicillin) for a long time

  • Severe allergic reaction

    History of penicillin allergies

  • New infections while taking Amoxil (amoxicillin)

    Weakened immune system

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Rash

    Mononucleosis

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  • Kidney problems

    Kidney problems

    ...and 2 more risk factors

  • Allergic reaction

    History of penicillin allergy

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • New infection

    Taking Cedax (ceftibuten) for a long time

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