Compare Bactrim vs. Ciloxan

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
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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
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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
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Used for
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Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Liquid
  • Eye drops
  • Eye cream, gel, or ointment
Price
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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.
The Ciloxan (Ciprofloxacin) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
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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