Compare Amoxicillin vs. Duac

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Amoxil
(Amoxicillin)

Duac
(Clindamycin / Benzoyl Peroxide)

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.Coming soon.
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Reviews for Amoxil (Amoxicillin)
62%
of people (All ages) say Amoxil (Amoxicillin) is worth it
45%
say it works well
14%
say it's a big hassle
786 reviews
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Side effects
AmoxicillinDuac
  • Any side effect 11%
  • Vulvovaginal mycotic infection 2%
  • Diarrhea 2%
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How it works
AmoxicillinDuac
Amoxil (Amoxicillin) is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria and prevents them from reproducing and making their own protective covering.Coming soon.
Type of medication
AmoxicillinDuac
Prescription only
Available as
AmoxicillinDuac
  • Pill
  • Chewable tablet
  • Liquid
  • Cream, gel, or ointment
Used for
AmoxicillinDuac
  • Acne Vulgaris
Risk factors for serious side effects
AmoxicillinDuac
  • Long antibiotic treatment period
  • History of penicillin allergies
  • Using oral birth control pills
    Detailed Amoxil (Amoxicillin) risks & warnings »
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    Pregnancy

    Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.

    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.

    Food
    AmoxicillinDuac
    • Take with food to decrease upsetting your stomach (nausea, vomiting).
    No food related info.
    Upsides and benefits
    AmoxicillinDuac
    • Available in generic.
    • Available in different forms: tablet, capsule, and suspension.
    • Used to treat many types of bacterial infections.
    Coming soon
    Downsides and risks
    AmoxicillinDuac
    • 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.
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    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    AmoxicillinDuac
    • 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.
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