Compare Augmentin vs. Zymaxid
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.
Zymaxid (gatifloxacin) effectively treats pink eye caused by bacteria, but must be applied multiple times a day.
- 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.
- Zymaxid (gatifloxacin) effectively treats pink eye.
- Directly applying Zymaxid (gatifloxacin) to the eye(s) helps you avoid systemic side effects such as diarrhea and sun sensitivity.
- Inexpensive generic Zymaxid (gatifloxacin) drops are available.
- 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.
- Requires frequent applications, especially during the first few days of treatment.
- Directly applying Zymaxid (gatifloxacin) to the eyes can be irritating.
- Must be applied more frequently than some alternatives.
- Chewable tablet
- Extended release
- Eye drops
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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
- For use topically in the eyes only
- Risk of infection
- Prolonged use