Treats bacterial infections. Amoxil (Amoxicillin) is a good and cheap antibiotic to treat many types of bacterial infections. However, many bacteria are resistant to this medication. Kills bacteria. Cipro (Ciprofloxacin) is a good and cheap antibiotic to treat many types of bacterial infections. However, you have to reduce your caffeine intake, and have to protect yourself from the sun. How it works Amoxil (Amoxicillin) is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria and prevents them from reproducing and making their own protective covering. Cipro (Ciprofloxacin) is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from reproducing and repairing themselves. Type of medication Antibiotic
Prescription only Antibiotic
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of people say Amoxicillin is worth it say it works well say it’s a big hassle 5.0025641025641026 Amoxicillin
of people say Cipro is worth it say it works well say it’s a big hassle Side effects
The Amoxicillin FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
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The Cipro FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
More about Cipro side effects » Risk factors for serious side effects Pregnancy category
Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.
See the FDA package insert B FDA pregnancy category (Probably safe)
Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.
See the FDA package insert C FDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)
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Food Take with food to decrease upsetting your stomach (nausea, vomiting). No specific food-related info.
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Weight No specific weight-related info. No specific weight-related info. Upsides and benefits Available in generic. Available in different forms: tablet, capsule, and suspension. Used to treat many types of bacterial infections. Less resistance seen in bacteria to this antibiotic. Your doctor may run tests to see which antibiotics will kill the bacteria causing your infection. Available in generic. Available in different forms: tablet, capsule, and suspension. Used to treat many types of bacterial infections. Downsides and risks Suspension must be stored in the fridge. Can make birth control pills and live vaccines less effective. Many bacteria have developed resistance to this antibiotic. Can cause diarrhea. Must be used with caution in people over 60 years of age, or who have had either an organ transplant or on long-term steroid use due to possible tendon rupture. If you have caffeine while on Ciprofloxacin, you may noticed increased effects of the caffeine. Ciprofloxacin can make your skin more sensitive to the sun. Can't be used if you've ever had myasthenia gravis. Can cause diarrhea. Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication Finish all of the medicine your doctor gives you, even if you start to feel better. Stopping it early can cause the bacteria to develop resistance, making the medicine ineffective. If you're taking birth control pills, this medication may make them less effective. Take with food to decrease upsetting your stomach (nausea, vomiting). If you're giving the suspension, you can mix it with a cold drink, but make sure to take it right away. Keep the suspension form in the fridge. All other forms should be kept at room temperature. You may have loose stool when taking this medicine, but it should get better soon after finishing the course. If the diarrhea worsens, tell your doctor. If you notice pain in your Achilles tendons, contact your doctor. Wear sunscreen if you're going to be out in the sun. Take the medication exactly how the doctor tells you to. Avoid taking this by itself with dairy products (milk, cheese, yogurt) or with juice with calcium. Take this medication at least 2 hours before or 6 hours after any antacids with magnesium or aluminum or with any vitamins with calcium, iron or zinc. Can cause diarrhea, nausea or vomiting. Limit your caffeine intake while taking this medication. Learn more More about Amoxicillin Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert More about Cipro Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert