Compare Bactrim vs. Cetraxal
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|Kills bacteria. Bactrim (Sulfamethoxazole / Trimethoprim) is good for treating many bacterial infections and is available as a generic. However, you can be more likely to sunburn. Also, it can cause birth defects, so talk to your doctor if you're pregnant.||Treats ear infections. Cetraxal (Ciprofloxacin) is an easy to use antibiotic that treats most ear infections.|
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|How it works|
|Bactrim (Sulfamethoxazole / Trimethoprim) is a combination antibiotic that contains sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim. It kills bacteria by preventing them from making proteins and other chemicals that keep them alive.||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|
› SulfonamidePrescription only
› QuinolonePrescription only
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|Risk factors for serious side effects|
DFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)
Research studies with real people found harmful effects on unborn babies, but the benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.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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