Compare Augmentin vs. Cetraxal

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

Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate)

Prescription only

Cetraxal (ciprofloxacin)

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 outer ear infections (swimmer's ear).

Cetraxal (ciprofloxacin) is easy to use and treats most ear infections.

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.
  • Cetraxal (ciprofloxacin) is an effective antibiotic that treats many common bacteria.
  • It's usually only given twice a day.
  • Cetraxal (ciprofloxacin) is available as a generic, so you shouldn't need to pay the higher price of the brand version.
  • It comes in individual droppers, so it's convenient to take.
  • Cetraxal (ciprofloxacin) is safe to use in children 1 year of age and older.
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.
  • Can cause ear pain, itching, or a headache.
  • Stop using Cetraxal (ciprofloxacin) right away if a rash develops on or in your ear.
  • You need to take Cetraxal (ciprofloxacin) until you've used up all of the droppers. Otherwise the infection can come back and get worse.
Used for
Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Chewable tablet
  • Extended release
  • Liquid
  • Ear drops
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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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The Cetraxal (ciprofloxacin) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
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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  • Growth of resistant bacteria

    Prolonged use of Cetraxal (ciprofloxacin)

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