Treats bacterial infections. Amoxil (amoxicillin) is a good and cheap antibiotic that comes in different forms to treat many types of bacterial infections. 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. Reviews & ratings Everyone Men Women Filter group. All currently selected Everyone Men Women All ages 18-34 35-54 55+ Filter group. All currently selected All ages 18-34 35-54 55+ 5 amoxicillin
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Side effects amoxicillin Doxycycline
The amoxicillin FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
More about amoxicillin side effects » More 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 Prescription only Prescription only Available as amoxicillin Doxycycline Pill Chewable tablet Extended-release tablet Liquid Pill Delayed release capsule Liquid Used for amoxicillin Doxycycline Risk factors for serious side effects amoxicillin Doxycycline › Taking Amoxil (amoxicillin) for a long time › Weakened immune system › Not taking Amoxil (amoxicillin) correctly › History of penicillin allergies › Using oral birth control pills Detailed Amoxil (amoxicillin) risks & warnings » › Age 8 years or younger › Using oral birth control pills › Long antibiotic treatment period › Women of childbearing age Detailed Vibramycin (doxycycline) risks & warnings »
Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.
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.
Food amoxicillin Doxycycline › Take with food to prevent upset stomach. If you're taking the extended-release version, take within 1 hour of finishing your meal. No food related info. Upsides and benefits amoxicillin Doxycycline › 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. › 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. Downsides and risks amoxicillin Doxycycline › 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. › 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, even if you start to feel better. Stopping Amoxil (amoxicillin) early can make the infection come back and harder to treat. › If you're on birth control, Amoxil (amoxicillin) might make it less effective. Talk to your doctor to see if you need to use backup. › Take with food to prevent upset stomach. If you're taking the extended-release version, take within 1 hour of finishing your meal. › If you have the liquid, keep the bottle in the fridge. The bottle is only good for 14 days after you pick it up. Shake the bottle well before using each dose. › You may have diarrhea or stomach upset when taking Amoxil (amoxicillin), but it should get better soon after you've finished. If the diarrhea gets worse, 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