Compare Augmentin vs. Bactrim
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
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.
Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim) is good for treating many bacterial infections and is available as a generic. However, you can be more likely to sunburn.
- 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.
- Widely available as a generic product and in a variety of formulations (tablet, capsule, suspension).
- Works well to treat many types of bacterial infections
- 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.
- Makes you sensitive to the sun.
- Can upset your stomach
- Drink plenty of water or fluids to avoid harming your kidneys
- May cause birth defects
- Chewable tablet
- Extended release
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- Vaginal yeast infection3%
- Serious allergic reaction
- History of penicillin allergy
- History of multiple allergies
- Liver damage
- Existing liver problems
- Taking other medicines that harm the liver
- Taking Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate) for a long time
- Older age
- Taking immunosuppressant medicines
- Harm to fetus
- Lower kidney function
- Taking other medicines that lower kidney function