Compare azithromycin vs. Cetraxal
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.
Cetraxal (ciprofloxacin) is easy to use and treats most ear 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Extended-release liquid
- Ear drops
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- Abdominal pain2%
- Liver damage
History of liver disease
- Myasthenia gravis
- Abnormal heartbeat
...and 4 more risk factors
- Growth of resistant bacteria
Prolonged use of Cetraxal (ciprofloxacin)