Compare Cetraxal vs. Minocycline
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
Cetraxal (ciprofloxacin) is easy to use and treats most ear infections.
Solodyn (Minocycline) is an effective way to treat certain skin infections, acne, and rosacea, but you'll need to use barrier methods of birth control since it can make birth control pills less effective and cause birth defects.
- 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.
- Clinical studies show it's effective against MRSA, a common skin infection, and it's commonly used to treat acne and rosacea.
- Available as a generic, so it should be reasonably priced.
- Solodyn (Minocycline) is less likely to cause sunburn than other tetracycline antibiotics.
- Bacteria are less likely to become resistant to Solodyn (Minocycline) than other tetracycline antibiotics.
- 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.
- It can make birth control pills less effective, so people should use barrier methods of birth control like condoms or diaphragms while on Solodyn (Minocycline).
- Can stain your teeth, mouth, and gums if you're using the tablets, or your skin if you're using the topical version, but this is temporary.
- Ear drops
- Extended release
- Extended release capsule
- Growth of resistant bacteria
- Prolonged use of Cetraxal (ciprofloxacin)
- Untreated infection
- Use only in the ear
- Skin rash
- Changes in teeth
- Age 8 years or younger
- Decreased effectiveness of birth control pills
- Using oral birth control pills
- Diarrhea from a superinfection (an infection that happens after, or in addition to, an earlier infection)
- Long antibiotic treatment period
- Harm to fetus
- Women of childbearing age