Compare Sivextro vs. Bactrim

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

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Treats bacterial infections.

Sivextro (tedizolid) has a more convenient, daily dosing and shorter course of therapy, but is more expensive than other medicines that work just like it.

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
Upsides
  • Taken once daily.
  • Full course of treatment is shorter compared to other anti-bacterials (6 days vs. 7-14 days).
  • May cause less stomach and bone marrow effects than Zyvox (linezolid)
  • Widely available as a generic product and in a variety of formulations (tablet, capsule, suspension).
  • Works well to treat many types of bacterial infections
Downsides
  • Available as brand version only so can be expensive.
  • 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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  • Pill
  • Liquid
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Reviews
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473 reviews so far
59%
saidit'sworth it
49%
saiditworked well
22%
saidit'sa big hassle

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Side effects
5possible side effects
  • Nausea
    8%
  • Headache
    6%
  • Diarrhea
    4%
  • Vomiting
    3%
  • Dizziness
    2%
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The Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and risk factors
  • New infection
    • Taking Sivextro (tedizolid) for a long time
  • Development of drug-resistant bacteria
    • Using Sivextro (tedizolid) for a long time
  • Low white blood cells
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  • Diarrhea
  • Sunburn
  • Rash
  • Harm to fetus
  • Lower kidney function
    • Elderly
    • Taking other medicines that lower kidney function
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