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. Levaquin (Levofloxacin) is good for treating many bacterial infections and is available as generic. However, it can cause damage to your tendons, and make your skin more sensitive to the sun. Find lowest prices Save on your next prescription. Be sure you’re getting the lowest price for your medication, even if you have insurance. Reviews & ratings Everyone Men Women Button Group. All currently active Everyone Men Women All ages 18-34 35-54 55+ Button Group. All currently active All ages 18-34 35-54 55+ 5.0025641025641026 Amoxicillin
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The Amoxicillin FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
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The Levaquin FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
More about Levaquin side effects » How it works Amoxil (Amoxicillin) is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria and prevents them from reproducing and making their own protective covering. Levaquin (Levofloxacin) is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from reproducing and repairing themselves. Type of medication Antibiotic
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Prescription only Available as Pill Chewable tablet Liquid Used for (click to learn more) Risk factors for serious side effects › Long antibiotic treatment period › History of penicillin allergies › Using oral birth control pills Detailed Amoxil (Amoxicillin) risks & warnings » › Over 60 years of age › On long-term steroid use › Heart, kidney, or lung transplant › History of liver disease › Diabetes › Taking medications for diabetes Detailed Levaquin (Levofloxacin) risks & warnings » Pregnancy category 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 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.
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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. › Levofloxacin can make your skin more sensitive to the sun. › Can't be used if you've ever had myasthenia gravis. › You have to space out any medications with aluminum, magnesium or zinc by at least 2 hours. › Can cause changes in taste, headaches, and insomnia. 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. › Take this medication with plenty of fluids. › Space out any medications containing aluminum, magnesium or zinc by at least 2 hours. › Can cause diarrhea, nausea or vomiting. › Can cause changes in taste, headaches and insomnia. Learn more More about Amoxicillin Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert More about Levaquin Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert