Amoxicillin vs Bactrim for Sinus Infections

Amoxicillin
(Rx)
Bactrim
(Rx)
Amoxicillin is an antibiotic.
Bactrim is an antibiotic.
Satisfaction Score
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2.5
Slightly Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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2.6
Slightly Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Sinus Infections
1.8
Concern level
2.0
Helpfulness
for Sinus Infections
2.3
Concern level
2.5
Approval Date
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February 9, 1976
July 30, 1973
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
78,990 Discussions
38,477 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Infection
#2 for Ear Infection
#5 for UTI
#6 for Lyme
#7 for Sore Throat
#8 for Strep Throat
#11 for Acne
#12 for Bronchitis
#13 for Pneumonia
#14 for Abscess
#15 for Tonsilitis
Amoxicillin is prescribed for Infection, Ear Infection, Sinus Infections, Streptococcal Infection and UTI and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Infection
#2 for UTI
#3 for Acne
#4 for MRSA
#8 for Ear Infection
Bactrim is prescribed for Infection, UTI, Acne and MRSA and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Amo
Allergy
10
Tiredness
2
Nausea
2
Dizziness
1
Insomnia
1
Weakness
1
Irritability
1
Depression
1
Stomach Problems
1
Diabetes
1
Bac
Allergy
10
Fever
4
Nausea
3
Tiredness
3
Diarrhea
2
Headaches
2
Vomiting
2
Anxiety
1
Dizziness
1
Insomnia
1
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Amoxicillin
Amo
Bactrim
Bac
Allergy
Amo
Bac
10
10
Tiredness
Amo
Bac
2
3
Nausea
Amo
Bac
2
3
Dizziness
Amo
Bac
1
1
Insomnia
Amo
Bac
1
1
Weakness
Amo
Bac
1
0
Irritability
Amo
Bac
1
0
Depression
Amo
Bac
1
0
Stomach Problems
Amo
Bac
1
0
Diabetes
Amo
Bac
1
0
Allergy
Bac
Amo
10
10
Fever
Bac
Amo
4
0
Nausea
Bac
Amo
3
2
Tiredness
Bac
Amo
3
2
Diarrhea
Bac
Amo
2
0
Headaches
Bac
Amo
2
0
Vomiting
Bac
Amo
2
0
Anxiety
Bac
Amo
1
0
Dizziness
Bac
Amo
1
1
Insomnia
Bac
Amo
1
1
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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B Category B
Before taking Amoxicillin during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
D Category D
Before taking Bactrim during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Amoxicillin and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Bactrim and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Injection, Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 125 mg, 200 mg, 250 mg, 400 mg, 500 mg, 600 mg, 775 mg, 875 mg
Suspension: 125 mg/5 mL, 200 mg/5 mL, 250 mg/5 mL, 400 mg/5 mL
Capsule: 250 mg, 500 mg
Drops: 50 mg/mL
Solution: 80-400 mg/5 mL, 400-80 mg/5 mL
Suspension: 40-200 mg/5 mL, 200-40 mg/5 mL
Tablet: 400-80 mg, 800-160 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Amoxicillin Trihydrate
Sulfamethoxazole/Trimethoprim
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Amoxicillin and Bactrim: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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