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. Treats bacterial infections. Vibramycin (Doxycycline) is good for treating many bacterial infections. It is also available as generic. However, it can make birth control pills less effective. You also have to protect yourself against sunburn. Find lowest prices Save on your next prescription. Be sure you’re getting the lowest price for your medication, even if you have insurance.
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Side effects Amoxicillin Doxycycline
The Amoxicillin FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
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The Doxycycline FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
More about Doxycycline side effects » How it works Amoxicillin Doxycycline Amoxil (Amoxicillin) is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria and prevents them from reproducing and making their own protective covering. Vibramycin (Doxycycline) is a tetracycline antibiotic. It stops bacteria by preventing them from reproducing and repairing themselves. Type of medication Amoxicillin Doxycycline Antibiotic
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Prescription only Available as Amoxicillin Doxycycline Pill Chewable tablet Liquid Pill Delayed release capsule Liquid Used for (click to learn more) Amoxicillin Doxycycline Risk factors for serious side effects Amoxicillin Doxycycline › Long antibiotic treatment period › History of penicillin allergies › Using oral birth control pills Detailed Amoxil (Amoxicillin) risks & warnings » › Using oral birth control pills › Long antibiotic treatment period › Women of childbearing age › Women of childbearing age › Overweight or obese › Taking isotretinoin (Accutane) Detailed Vibramycin (Doxycycline) risks & warnings » Pregnancy category Amoxicillin Doxycycline B FDA pregnancy category (Probably safe)
Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.
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Research studies with real people found harmful effects on unborn babies, but the benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.
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Food › Take with food to decrease upsetting your stomach (nausea, vomiting). › Has to be taken with plenty of water and food and you have to stay upright for 30 minutes afterwards to avoid stomach irritation. › Take with plenty of food and liquids.
Sex No specific sex related info. Upsides and benefits Amoxicillin Doxycycline › 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 Amoxicillin Doxycycline › 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. › Can't be used in pregnant women and children under 8 years old. › Makes your skin more sensitive to the sun. › Has to be taken with plenty of water and food and you have to stay upright for 30 minutes afterwards to avoid stomach irritation. › Can make birth control less effective. › Can cause diarrhea. Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication Amoxicillin Doxycycline › 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. › Take the medication exactly how your doctor tells you to. › If you're using birth control pills, this medication can make them less effective. › Wear sunblock if you have to go out into the sun since your skin can become more sensitive to sunburn. › Can cause diarrhea, nausea or vomiting. › Space out any vitamins by at least two hours. › Take with plenty of food and liquids. › Don't take any medications with bismuth (Pepto-Bismol, Kaopectate) while taking this medication. › Don't lie down for at least 30 minutes after taking this medication. Learn more More about Amoxicillin Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert More about Doxycycline Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert