Amoxicillin vs Biaxin for Sinus Infections

Amoxicillin
(Rx)
Biaxin
(Rx)
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Satisfaction Score
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2.5
Slightly Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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2.9
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Sinus Infections
1.8
Concern level
2.0
Helpfulness
for Sinus Infections
2.9
Concern level
2.0
Approval Date
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February 9, 1976
October 31, 1991
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
79,166 Discussions
12,636 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 Lyme
#2 for Infection
#4 for Pneumonia
#5 for Bronchitis
#6 for Ear Infection
Biaxin is prescribed for Infection, Sinus Infections and Pneumonia and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, our data suggest that it is taken for Lyme, although it is not approved for this condition.
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
Bia
Allergy
7
Anxiety
3
Asthma
2
Depression
2
Dizziness
2
Weakness
2
Insomnia
2
Stomach Pain
1
Metallic Taste
1
Stomach Problems
1
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Amoxicillin
Amo
Biaxin
Bia
Allergy
Amo
Bia
10
7
Tiredness
Amo
Bia
2
0
Nausea
Amo
Bia
2
0
Dizziness
Amo
Bia
1
2
Insomnia
Amo
Bia
1
2
Weakness
Amo
Bia
1
2
Irritability
Amo
Bia
1
0
Depression
Amo
Bia
1
2
Stomach Problems
Amo
Bia
1
1
Diabetes
Amo
Bia
1
0
Allergy
Bia
Amo
7
10
Anxiety
Bia
Amo
3
0
Asthma
Bia
Amo
2
0
Depression
Bia
Amo
2
1
Dizziness
Bia
Amo
2
1
Weakness
Bia
Amo
2
1
Insomnia
Bia
Amo
2
1
Stomach Pain
Bia
Amo
1
0
Metallic Taste
Bia
Amo
1
0
Stomach Problems
Bia
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.
C Category C
Before taking Biaxin 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 Biaxin and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
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
Suspension: 125 mg/5 mL, 187.5 mg/5 mL, 250 mg/5 mL
Tablet: 250 mg, 500 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Amoxicillin Trihydrate
Clarithromycin
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Amoxicillin and Biaxin: 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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