Compare Cetraxal vs. doxycycline
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
Cetraxal (ciprofloxacin) is easy to use and treats most ear infections.
Vibramycin (doxycycline) is good for treating many bacterial infections, but can increase your skin's sensitivity to sunlight and make you more likely to get a sunburn or rash.
- 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.
- Vibramycin (doxycycline) is a good alternative for some types of bacterial infections for people who are allergic to penicillin.
- Available in generic.
- Available as a liquid for those who have trouble swallowing.
- Vibramycin (doxycycline) is safe for people age 65 or older and those who have kidney problems.
- 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.
- Vibramycin (doxycycline) makes your skin more sensitive to the sun.
- Vibramycin (doxycycline) can make some birth control less effective, so you may have to use barrier methods (like condoms) while on it.
- Vitamins, iron supplements, or antacids can't be taken at the same time as Vibramycin (doxycycline).
- Vibramycin (doxycycline) can cause severe diarrhea that is usually watery and bloody, as late as up to 2 months after finishing the medicine.
- Skin infections
- Urinary tract infection
- Respiratory tract infection
- Postexposure prevention for anthrax inhalation
- Acinetobacter infection
- Bartonella infection
- Clostridial infection
- Malaria prevention
- Q fever
- Relapsing fever
- Rocky Mountain spotted fever
- Spotted fevers
- Tularemia postexposure
- Typhus group rickettsial disease
- Vincent's infection
- Typhoid fever
- Granuloma inguinale
- Campylobacter infection
- Ear drops
- Delayed release pill
- Growth of resistant bacteria
Prolonged use of Cetraxal (ciprofloxacin)
- Color changes in teeth of young children and unborn babies
Age 8 or younger
...and 2 more risk factors
- Severe diarrhea
Using Vibramycin (doxycycline) for a long period of time
- Sunburn or rash
Being in the sun for a long period of time
...and 1 more risk factors
- Harm to fetus (unborn baby)
Women who can potentially or want to become pregnant
...and 1 more risk factors