Compare Augmentin vs. Avelox

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate)

Prescription only

Avelox (moxifloxacin)

Prescription only
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.

5.3/ 7 average rating with 1034 reviewsforAugmentin
Treats bacterial infections.

Avelox (moxifloxacin) effectively treats different types of bacterial infections, but is more expensive than its alternatives.

Upsides
  • 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.
  • Available as a generic medicine.
  • Treats a variety of bacterial infections.
  • Can be taken with or without food.
  • Might be a good treatment option for people with kidney problems.
  • Needs to be taken only once a day.
Downsides
  • 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.
  • People with diabetes need to check their blood sugar levels regularly while taking Avelox (moxifloxacin).
  • Cannot be taken at the same time as antacids or vitamins.
  • Avelox (moxifloxacin) can increase your skin's sensitivity to sunlight and make you more likely to get a rash.
  • Relatively more expensive compared to similar alternatives.
Used for
  • Acute bacterial sinusitis
  • Acute bacterial exacerbation of chronic bronchitis
  • Community acquired pneumonia
  • Skin and soft tissue infections
  • Abdominal infections
Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Chewable tablet
  • Extended release
  • Liquid
  • Pill
Price
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Reviews
1034 
68%
think this treatment is worth it
52%
think this treatment works well
13%
think this treatment is a hassle

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Side effects
3possible side effects
  • Diarrhea
    15%
  • Vaginal yeast infection
    3%
  • Nausea
    2%
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8possible side effects
  • Nausea
    7%
  • Diarrhea
    6%
  • Headache
    4%
  • Dizziness
    3%
  • Vomiting
    2%
  • Constipation
    2%
  • Stomach pain
    2%
  • Insomnia
    2%
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Risks and warnings
  • Serious allergic reaction

    History of penicillin allergy

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Liver damage

    Existing liver problems

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Superinfection

    Taking Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate) for a long time

    ...and 2 more risk factors

  • Rash

    Mononucleosis

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  • Tendon rupture and inflammation

    People over age 60

    ...and 2 more risk factors

  • Myasthenia gravis

    Those with a history of myasthenia gravis

  • Effects on heartbeat

    Those with a history of heart rhythm problems

    ...and 2 more risk factors

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