Amoxicillin vs Metronidazole

Amoxicillin
(Rx)
Metronidazole
(Rx)
Amoxicillin is an antibiotic.
Metronidazole is an anti infectious agent.
Satisfaction Score
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2.5
Slightly Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.3
Moderately Satisfied
Concern level
2.0
Concern level
1.7
Approval Date
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February 9, 1976
October 30, 1981
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
79,042 Discussions
24,912 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 Rosacea
#5 for Trich
#6 for Acne
#9 for Abscess
#10 for Lyme
#11 for Colitis
Metronidazole is prescribed for Infection, Rosacea and Bacterial Vaginosis 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
Met
Nausea
3
Dizziness
1
Depression
1
Candida
1
Metallic Taste
1
Tingling
1
Spotting
1
Numbness
1
Diabetes
1
Loss of Appetite
1
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Met
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Tiredness
Amo
Met
2
0
Nausea
Amo
Met
2
3
Dizziness
Amo
Met
1
1
Insomnia
Amo
Met
1
0
Weakness
Amo
Met
1
0
Irritability
Amo
Met
1
0
Depression
Amo
Met
1
1
Stomach Problems
Amo
Met
1
0
Diabetes
Amo
Met
1
1
Nausea
Met
Amo
3
2
Dizziness
Met
Amo
1
1
Depression
Met
Amo
1
1
Candida
Met
Amo
1
0
Metallic Taste
Met
Amo
1
0
Tingling
Met
Amo
1
0
Spotting
Met
Amo
1
0
Numbness
Met
Amo
1
0
Diabetes
Met
Amo
1
1
Loss of Appetite
Met
Amo
1
0
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.
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Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Amoxicillin and alcohol.
Alcohol consumption while on metronidazole can result in side effects such as facial flushing, sweating, nausea, vomiting, palpitations, low blood pressure and headache (disulfiram-like reaction). Reports suggest that some patients experience giddiness and excitement and may abuse this combination.
Method of use
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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
No methods of use & dosage information found
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
Avoid alcohol while taking this drug because it increases alcohol's effect and toxicity.
Ingredients
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Amoxicillin Trihydrate
Metronidazole Benzoate, Metronidazole/Sodium Chloride, Metronidazole
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Amoxicillin and Metronidazole: 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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