Compare Cipro vs. Augmentin

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

Cipro (ciprofloxacin)

Prescription only
Treats bacterial infections.

Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is a good, cheap antibiotic that treats many types of bacterial infections, but it interacts with some food and drugs.

5.2/ 7 average rating with 755 reviewsforCipro
Treats bacterial infections.

Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate) is first-choice antibiotic for most common types of infections. However, it may not work against more serious or uncommon types of infections.

5.3/ 7 average rating with 1034 reviewsforAugmentin
Upsides
  • Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is available in generic.
  • Cipro (ciprofloxacin) comes in different forms, including intravenous (IV) injection.
  • Available as generic product.
  • Available in tablet, capsule, and liquid forms.
  • Used to treat most common types of bacterial infections.
  • Side effects are generally not too bad compared to other antibiotics.
Downsides
  • Cipro (ciprofloxacin) should be used with caution if you have kidney problems.
  • If you drink caffeine while on Cipro (ciprofloxacin), you may notice increased effects of the caffeine.
  • Some bacteria have developed resistance to Cipro (ciprofloxacin).
  • Cipro (ciprofloxacin) can interact with many other medications. Tell your doctor and pharmacist what medications, over-the-counter products, and supplements you are taking before starting Cipro (ciprofloxacin).
  • Many bacteria have developed resistance to this antibiotic.
  • Can cause diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting.
  • Birth control pills may not work as well to prevent pregnancy when taking this medication.
Used for
Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Liquid
  • Injection
  • Extended release pill
  • Pill
  • Chewable tablet
  • Extended release
  • Liquid
Price
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Reviews
755 
63%
think this treatment is worth it
53%
think this treatment works well
17%
think this treatment is a hassle

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1034 
68%
think this treatment is worth it
52%
think this treatment works well
13%
think this treatment is a hassle

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Side effects
2possible side effects
  • Nausea
    3%
  • Diarrhea
    2%
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3possible side effects
  • Diarrhea
    15%
  • Vaginal yeast infection
    3%
  • Nausea
    2%
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Risks and warnings
  • Tendon rupture

    People over age 60

    ...and 2 more risk factors

  • Myasthenia gravis

    Myasthenia gravis

  • Central nervous system effects

    Central nervous system disorders

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Heart rhythm problems

    Use with other QT prolonging drugs

    ...and 1 more risk factors

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  • Serious allergic reaction

    History of penicillin allergy

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Liver damage

    Existing liver problems

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Superinfection

    Taking Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate) for a long time

    ...and 2 more risk factors

  • Rash

    Mononucleosis

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