Compare azithromycin vs. amoxicillin
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
Zithromax (azithromycin) is good for treating many bacterial infections and is available in generic form. However, it may cause headache, dizziness, or rash.
Amoxil (amoxicillin) is a good and cheap antibiotic that comes in different forms to treat many types of bacterial infections.
- Available as a generic in the tablet and suspension form.
- The suspension can be used if you have problems swallowing.
- Used to treat many types of bacterial infections.
- Bacteria is less resistant to this antibiotic, meaning that Zithromax (azithromycin) will fight off the bacteria better. Your doctor may run tests to see which antibiotics will kill the bacteria causing your infection.
- Immediate release form can be taken with or without food.
- First choice medicine to treat many bacterial infections.
- Available in generic.
- Available in different forms: tablet, capsule, and liquid. The liquid comes in many different flavors to make it taste better for people who don't like pills.
- Side effects are generally not too bad compared to other antibiotics.
- Must space out antacids by at least 2 hours.
- Use with caution if you have liver disease.
- Must be used with caution if you are on medications to thin the blood (anticoagulants) because of increased risk of bleeding.
- While Amoxil (amoxicillin) can be used to treat different bacterial infections, many don't respond to it.
- Can cause diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting.
- Except for the extended-release form, you have to take Amoxil (amoxicillin) 2 to 3 times a day, which can be hard to remember.
- The extended-release form can be more expensive because it's a brand name.
- Extended-release liquid
- Chewable tablet
- Extended-release tablet
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- Liver damage
History of liver disease
- Myasthenia gravis
- Abnormal heartbeat
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- Interaction with birth control
Using oral birth control pills
- Severe diarrhea
Taking Amoxil (amoxicillin) for a long time
- Severe allergic reaction
History of penicillin allergies
- New infections while taking Amoxil (amoxicillin)
Weakened immune system
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