Compare Azithromycin vs. Cetraxal
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|Kills bacteria. Zithromax (Azithromycin) is good for treating many bacterial infections. It is also available as generic. Talk to your doctor if you've ever had liver disease, myasthenia gravis, or on medications to thin the blood, as the doctor may write an alternative.||Treats ear infections. Cetraxal (Ciprofloxacin) is an easy to use antibiotic that treats most ear infections.|
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The Azithromycin FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.More about Azithromycin side effects »
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|How it works|
|Zithromax (Azithromycin) is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from reproducing and repairing themselves.||Cetraxal (Ciprofloxacin) is an antibiotic that stops bacteria from being able to grow and replicate. Preventing bacteria from working prevents the infection from continuing.|
|Type of medication|
› MacrolidePrescription only
› QuinolonePrescription only
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|Risk factors for serious side effects|
BFDA pregnancy category (Probably safe)
Research studies with animals haven’t found a risk to unborn babies, but it hasn’t been properly studied in humans.See the FDA package insert
CFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)
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.See the FDA package insert
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