Compare Bactrim vs. Ceclor

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

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Kills bacteria.

Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim) is good for treating many bacterial infections and is available as a generic. However, you can be more likely to sunburn.

3.6/ 5 average rating with 473 reviewsforBactrim
Treats bacterial infections.

Ceclor (cefaclor) is good for treating many bacterial infections, but be sure to take the full course without stopping so that the medicine can work.

Upsides
  • Widely available as a generic product and in a variety of formulations (tablet, capsule, suspension).
  • Works well to treat many types of bacterial infections
  • Used to treat many types of bacterial infections.
  • Available in 3 different forms: pill, extended-release pill, and liquid suspension.
  • People usually have few side effects when taking it.
  • Ceclor (cefaclor) is available as a generic.
Downsides
  • Makes you sensitive to the sun.
  • Can upset your stomach
  • Drink plenty of water or fluids to avoid harming your kidneys
  • May cause birth defects
  • Ceclor (cefaclor) can cause diarrhea.
  • If you're on blood thinners, let your doctor know. Ceclor (cefaclor) can interact with your medications and make you more likely to bleed.
  • If you're allergic to penicillins or other antibiotics, you might not be able to take this medicine.
  • You need to take Ceclor (cefaclor) 2 to 3 times a day, which might be hard to remember.
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Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Liquid
  • Pill
  • Extended release
  • Liquid
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Reviews
473 reviews so far
59%
saidit'sworth it
49%
saiditworked well
22%
saidit'sa big hassle

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Side effects
The Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
6possible side effects
  • Diarrhea
    3%
  • Hypersensitivity reactions
    2%
  • High white blood cells
    2%
  • Rash
    2%
  • Vaginal inflammation
    2%
  • Vaginal fungal infection
    2%
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Risks and risk factors
  • Diarrhea
  • Sunburn
  • Rash
  • Harm to fetus
  • Lower kidney function
    • Elderly
    • Taking other medicines that lower kidney function
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  • Allergic reaction
    • Allergy to antibiotics
    • Penicillin allergy
  • New infection
    • Taking Ceclor (cefaclor) for a long time
  • Diarrhea
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