Compare amoxicillin vs. Ciloxan
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
Amoxil (amoxicillin) is a good and cheap antibiotic that comes in different forms to treat many types of bacterial infections.
Ciloxan (ciprofloxacin) effectively treats pink eye and corneal ulcers caused by a variety of bacteria, but might not be good for more serious infections.
- First choice medicine to treat many bacterial infections.
- Available in generic.
- Available in different forms: tablet, capsule, and liquid. The liquid comes in many different flavors to make it taste better for people who don't like pills.
- Side effects are generally not too bad compared to other antibiotics.
- Ciloxan (ciprofloxacin) has a high success rate in treating people with pink eye and corneal ulcers.
- Has fewer side effects compared to alternative oral medications since Ciloxan (ciprofloxacin) is applied directly to the eyes.
- Ciloxan (ciprofloxacin) eyedrops are available in an inexpensive, generic form.
- The ointment helps to lubricate and soothe the eye.
- Applied less frequently than other eye drops.
- While Amoxil (amoxicillin) can be used to treat different bacterial infections, many don't respond to it.
- Can cause diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting.
- Except for the extended-release form, you have to take Amoxil (amoxicillin) 2 to 3 times a day, which can be hard to remember.
- The extended-release form can be more expensive because it's a brand name.
- Ciloxan (ciprofloxacin) drops require frequent applications, especially during the first few days of treatment.
- Ciloxan (ciprofloxacin) ointment is expensive because a generic is not available.
- The ointment can cause blurry vision for a few minutes after applying.
- Application of Ciloxan (ciprofloxacin) can temporarily irritate the eyes.
- Chewable tablet
- Extended-release tablet
- Eye drops
- Eye ointment
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- Interaction with birth control
- Using oral birth control pills
- Severe diarrhea
- Taking Amoxil (amoxicillin) for a long time
- Severe allergic reaction
- History of penicillin allergies
- New infections while taking Amoxil (amoxicillin)
- Weakened immune system
- Not taking Amoxil (amoxicillin) correctly
- Allergy to ingredients
- Allergies to quinolone antibiotics such as Levaquin and Cipro
- Risk for contamination
- Not to be used with contact lenses
- Risk of infection
- Prolonged use