Augmentin vs Bactrim



Augmentin

  • Augmentin
  • What is Augmentin

    Augmentin is a prescription medication used to treat symptoms of infection in the ears, nose, skin, airways and urinary tract. Augmentin belongs to a group of drugs called beta-lactam antibiotics, which help fight infections due to bacteria.This drug comes in chewable tablet, long-acting tablet, and suspension forms.

  • Augmentin price

    $ 69.95 (250mg + 125mg x 30 pills)

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  • How to take augmentin (dosage)

    Follow the directions given to you by your pharmacist or doctor. Their directions may differ from the information contained in this page.

    How much to take:

    The usual dose of Augmentin is one tablet twice a day.

    How to take it:

    Swallow the Augmentin pill with a full glass of water or other liquid. Augmentin pills should be taken immediately before or with the first mouthful of food. Augmentin tablets work best when taken this way. It may also help to prevent stomach upsets. However, Augmentin tablets will still work if they are taken without food. Space the doses as evenly as possible throughout the day. If you are taking Augmentin tablets twice a day, take a dose about every 12 hours.

    How long to take it for:

    Keep taking Augmentin pills until the course is finished or for as long as your doctor tells you. Do not stop taking Augmentin tablets just because you feel better as the infection can return. Do not stop taking Augmentin tablets, or change the dose, without first checking with your doctor.

  • Side effects

    • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea;
    • Swelling of the tongue and mouth;
    • Black, hairy tongue;
    • Thrush, an oral form of a Candida yeast infection;
    • Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea;
    • Severe and potentially life-threatening skin diseases;
    • Irritation or inflammation of the skin or both;
    • Multiple infections at the same time;
    • Blood or bone marrow disorders, such as low levels of red blood cells or white blood cells;
    • Jaundice;
    • Seizures.

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

Lili

Augmentin for Interstitial Cystitis Augmentin was very effective for IC. However, after 2 months it caused symptoms from buildup in the tissues and I had to reduce the dosage. Later I switched Amoxicillin which is just as effective and easier to tolerate.

Angie

I've needed this a few times but especially w/2 bouts of pneumonia. The body aches are worth suddenly being able to breathe & feeling the pressure lifted off my chest. The real problem with Augmentin is it is over prescribed. Most infections do not warrant such a strong antibiotic & some studies suggest that those with less violent infections do better on lighter antibiotic but get more side effects if they are Rx something too strong. But if you really need an antibiotic like Augmentin I found nothing works as well.

manrubezh

Augmentin is an excellent antibiotic that removes large infections in the stated time frame.

Anastasia

Augmentin is the only antibiotic that will work for me. I usually have a couple days of side effects but I have taken it so many times that my body has gotten use to it. I also make sure I eat when taking the medicine.

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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