Augmentin vs Biaxin for Sinus Infections

Augmentin
(Rx)
Biaxin
(Rx)
Augmentin is an antibiotic.
Biaxin is an antibiotic.
Satisfaction Score
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2.7
Slightly Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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2.9
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Sinus Infections
2.8
Concern level
2.1
Helpfulness
for Sinus Infections
2.9
Concern level
2.0
Approval Date
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August 6, 1984
October 31, 1991
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
33,606 Discussions
12,576 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
Augmentin is prescribed for Infection, Sinus Infections, Streptococcal Infection and Ear Infection 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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Aug
Allergy
9
Diarrhea
8
Nausea
4
Vomiting
4
Anxiety
2
Dizziness
2
Hives
1
Stomach Pain
1
Bleeding
1
Thrush
1
Bia
Allergy
10
Anxiety
4
Asthma
3
Depression
3
Dizziness
2
Weakness
2
Insomnia
2
Stomach Pain
2
Metallic Taste
2
Stomach Problems
2
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Augmentin
Aug
Biaxin
Bia
Allergy
Aug
Bia
9
10
Diarrhea
Aug
Bia
8
0
Nausea
Aug
Bia
4
0
Vomiting
Aug
Bia
4
0
Anxiety
Aug
Bia
2
4
Dizziness
Aug
Bia
2
2
Hives
Aug
Bia
1
0
Stomach Pain
Aug
Bia
1
2
Bleeding
Aug
Bia
1
0
Thrush
Aug
Bia
1
0
Allergy
Bia
Aug
10
9
Anxiety
Bia
Aug
4
2
Asthma
Bia
Aug
3
0
Depression
Bia
Aug
3
0
Dizziness
Bia
Aug
2
2
Weakness
Bia
Aug
2
0
Insomnia
Bia
Aug
2
0
Stomach Pain
Bia
Aug
2
1
Metallic Taste
Bia
Aug
2
0
Stomach Problems
Bia
Aug
2
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 Augmentin 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 Augmentin 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, 250 mg, 400 mg, 500 mg, 875 mg, 125-31.25 mg, 200-28.5 mg, 250-62.5 mg, 400-57 mg, 500-125 mg, 875-125 mg, 1000-62.5 mg
Suspension: , 125 mg/5 mL, 250 mg/5 mL, 400 mg/5 mL, 125-31.25 mg/5 mL, 200-28.5 mg/5 mL, 250-62.5 mg/5 mL, 400-57 mg/5 mL, 600-42.9 mg/5 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/Potassium Clavulanate
Clarithromycin
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Augmentin 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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