Compare Augmentin vs. Ciloxan
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
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.
Ciloxan (ciprofloxacin) effectively treats pink eye and corneal ulcers caused by a variety of bacteria, but might not be good for more serious infections.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- Eye drops
- Eye ointment
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- Skin rash and hives3%
- Serious allergic reaction
- History of penicillin allergy
- History of multiple allergies
- Liver damage
- Existing liver problems
- Taking other medicines that harm the liver
- Taking Augmentin (amoxicillin / clavulanate) for a long time
- Older age
- Taking immunosuppressant medicines
- 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