Compare Augmentin vs. Avelox

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Augmentin
(amoxicillin / clavulanate)

Avelox
(moxifloxacin)

Treats bacterial infections. Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate) is first-choice antibiotic for most common types of infections. However, it may not work against more serious or uncommon types of infections.Coming soon.
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Best available price for 20 (875mg/125mg) tablets of augmentin
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Best available price for 10 (400mg) tablets of avelox
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5.28Augmentin
Reviews for Augmentin
68%
of people (All ages) say Augmentin is worth it
52%
say it works well
13%
say it's a big hassle
1034 reviews
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Side effects
AugmentinAvelox
  • Diarrhea 9%
  • Nausea 3%
  • Skin rash and hives 3%
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How it works
AugmentinAvelox
Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate) contains two antibiotic medicines, which kill bacteria.Coming soon.
Type of medication
AugmentinAvelox
Prescription only
Available as
AugmentinAvelox
  • Pill
  • Chewable tablet
  • Extended release
  • Liquid
  • Pill
Used for
AugmentinAvelox
  • Acute Infective Exacerbation Of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Bacterial Conjunctivitis Bacterial Sinusitis
Risk factors for serious side effects
AugmentinAvelox
  • History of penicillin allergies
  • Taking Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate) for a long time
  • Mononucleosis
  • Using oral birth control pills
Detailed Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate) 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
    AugmentinAvelox
    • Take with food if you're having upset stomach.
    No food related info.
    Kidneys and liver
    AugmentinAvelox
    • Liver damage has been associated with patients taking Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate). It's usually reversible, but deaths have been reported. Talk to your doctor if you notice pain in your abdomen, loss of appetite, yellowing of your skin or eyes, or dark colored urine.
    No kidneys and liver related info.
    Upsides and benefits
    AugmentinAvelox
    • Available as generic product.
    • Available in tablet, capsule, and liquid forms.
    • Used to treat most common types of bacterial infections.
    • Side effects are generally not too bad compared to other antibiotics.
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    Downsides and risks
    AugmentinAvelox
    • Many bacteria have developed resistance to this antibiotic.
    • Can cause diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting.
    • Birth control pills may not work as well to prevent pregnancy when taking this medication.
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    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    AugmentinAvelox
    • Finish all of your medicine even if you start to feel better. Stopping it early can cause the infection to come back stronger than before.
    • Can make your oral birth control less effective. Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you need to use backup.
    • Take with food if you're having upset stomach.
    • Store the liquid in the fridge and throw away after 10 days.
    • Shake the suspension thoroughly before using each dose.
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