Amoxil vs Bactrim



Amoxil

  • Amoxil
  • What is Amoxil

    Amoxil (Amoxicillin) is a widely-used antibiotic drug. It belongs to the penicillin group of drugs and is prescribed to treat certain infections that are caused by bacteria. It can also be used to treat pneumonia, strep throat, skin infections, and urinary tract infections.

  • Amoxil price

    $ 8.95 (Package 250mg x 10 pills)

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  • How to take amoxil (dosage)

    Your dose of amoxicillin will depend on how severe your infection is and what type of infection you have.

    Doctors determine children's doses based on the type of infection and the child's weight. Children's amoxicillin comes in chewable tablets and liquid form.

    Amoxicillin comes in both capsules and tablets. Adults should take tablets or capsules whole with a glass of water. You can take amoxicillin with or without food.

    A common dose of amoxicillin for an adult with a mild to moderate ear, nose, or throat infection is 500 mg every 12 hours or 250 mg every 8 hours until the prescription is finished.

    For a more severe infection, a common dose of amoxicillin is 875 mg every 12 hours or 500 mg every 8 hours.

    A common dose of amoxicillin for a child (older than 3 months) with a lower respiratory tract infection is 40 mg per kilogram (kg) of weight per day in divided doses every 8 hours.

    Or, doctors sometimes want the child to take 45 mg per kg per day in divided doses every 12 hours.

  • Side effects

    • Upset stomach, diarrhea, vomiting;
    • yeast infection;
    • severe rash;
    • yellowing of the skin or eyes (jaundice);
    • unusual bleeding or bruising, hives;
    • seizure, excessive tiredness;
    • swelling of the face, lips, or tongue;
    • chest pain;
    • difficulty breathing;
    • a peeling or blistering rash;
    • severe or bloody diarrhea.

Bactrim

  • Bactrim
  • What is Bactrim

    Bactrim contains the active ingredients sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim. It is used to treat or prevent certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for flu, colds, or other viral infections. Bactrim works by stopping the growth of the bacteria causing the infection. This medicine is available only with a doctor's prescription.

  • Bactrim price

    $ 35.00 (Package 400mg + 80mg x 30 pills)

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  • How to take bactrim (dosage)

    Take bactrim exactly as your doctor has prescribed. Your doctor will tell you how much bactrim to take each day. The dose and length of time you have to take bactrim will depend on the type of infection you have.

    For adults and children over 12 years, the usual dose is one tablet twice per day. For children under 12 years of age, the dose depends on the age and weight of your child. Your doctor or pharmacist will tell you how much your child should be given.

    Take bactrim tablets with a glass of water after a meal. If you forget to take bactrim - do not take an extra dose. Wait until the next dose and take your normal dose then. Do not try to make up for the dose that you missed by taking more than one dose at a time.

    Continue taking bactrim until your doctor tells you to stop.

    The full course of bactrim prescribed by your doctor should be taken, even if you feel better after a few days. This will help clear your infection completely.

    If your symptoms do not improve within a few days, or if they become worse, let your doctor know.

  • Side effects

    • dizziness, headache, lethargy;
    • diarrhea, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, and rash;
    • liver damage;
    • low white blood cell count, low platelet count (thrombocytopenia), and anemia;
    • Stevens-Johnson syndrome (aching joints and muscles; redness, blistering, and peeling of the skin);
    • toxic epidermal necrolysis (difficulty in swallowing; peeling, redness, loosening, and blistering of the skin);
    • can cause extensive sunburn, following exposure to sunlight.

Reviews

Liam3001

I haven't been put on Amoxicillin for acne but within 3 days of taking the antibiotic my skin has started to clear up massively, on my face my back & chest with no new spots breaking out and the old ones are fading and having time to heal without still being infected. Can't believe it has worked so fast! I've been on amoxicillin in the past for tooth infections and also saw beneficial effects on my acne. It really works for acne but I'm not sure if a Dr or derm will prescribe this antibiotic for long term use for acne even though it really does work. The only side effect I've seen has been an upset stomach so I've started taking a probiotic supplement.

JohnL

I've used this drug for my ear infection, with which i've been struggling as far as i can remember by self. Amoxicillin worked great in treating my infected ear caused by rupture ear drums and tubes. This medication relieves pain in max 48 hours, but it does it job, and it will be effective for the entire treatment. I normally take ibuprofen as well to make it faster as it is an anti-inflammatory and helps for the healing process. The bad part of it is that it causes east infection, you need to ask your doctor for help. Also, if i don't eat or very tired, i get nausea after taking amoxil.

HappiestMom

I had an emergency cesarean section and got staples. I developed an infection in my incision and was prescribed Bactrim to take twice a day for fourteen days. By day ten I had a severe allergic reaction. I had a fever, chills and sweats, a migraine, joint pain, and a moderate rash. I had to stop breastfeeding to take this medication and it did not work. Do not recommend.

A-Thorson

Started bactrim yesterday for the first time. Immediately noticed how strong it is! Prevented vomiting by only taking on a full stomach. Drinking a lot of water will help with the headaches as dehydration will cause this too. I don't recommend taking too late at night because of insomnia.

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