Bactrim vs Biaxin for Sinus Infections

Bactrim
(Rx)
Biaxin
(Rx)
Bactrim is an antibiotic.
Biaxin is an antibiotic.
Satisfaction Score
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2.6
Slightly Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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2.9
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Sinus Infections
2.3
Concern level
2.5
Helpfulness
for Sinus Infections
2.9
Concern level
2.0
Approval Date
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July 30, 1973
October 31, 1991
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
38,604 Discussions
12,636 Discussions
Taken For
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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.
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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Bac
Allergy
10
Fever
4
Nausea
3
Tiredness
3
Diarrhea
2
Headaches
2
Vomiting
2
Anxiety
1
Dizziness
1
Insomnia
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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Bactrim
Bac
Biaxin
Bia
Allergy
Bac
Bia
10
7
Fever
Bac
Bia
4
0
Nausea
Bac
Bia
3
0
Tiredness
Bac
Bia
3
0
Diarrhea
Bac
Bia
2
0
Headaches
Bac
Bia
2
0
Vomiting
Bac
Bia
2
0
Anxiety
Bac
Bia
1
3
Dizziness
Bac
Bia
1
2
Insomnia
Bac
Bia
1
2
Allergy
Bia
Bac
7
10
Anxiety
Bia
Bac
3
1
Asthma
Bia
Bac
2
0
Depression
Bia
Bac
2
0
Dizziness
Bia
Bac
2
1
Weakness
Bia
Bac
2
0
Insomnia
Bia
Bac
2
1
Stomach Pain
Bia
Bac
1
0
Metallic Taste
Bia
Bac
1
0
Stomach Problems
Bia
Bac
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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D Category D
Before taking Bactrim 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 Bactrim and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Biaxin and alcohol.
Method of use
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Injection, Pill
Pill
Dosages
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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
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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Sulfamethoxazole/Trimethoprim
Clarithromycin
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Bactrim 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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