Bactrim vs Cephalexin for UTI

Bactrim
(Rx)
Cephalexin
(Rx)
Bactrim is an antibiotic.
Cephalexin is an antibiotic.
Satisfaction Score
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2.6
Slightly Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
2.9
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for UTI
3.1
Concern level
2.5
Helpfulness
for UTI
3.3
Concern level
1.9
Approval Date
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July 30, 1973
April 26, 1976
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
38,521 Discussions
10,764 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 Infection
#2 for UTI
#3 for Ear Infection
#5 for Mastitis
Cephalexin is prescribed for Infection and UTI and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Bac
Allergy
9
Fever
3
Nausea
3
Tiredness
2
Diarrhea
2
Headaches
2
Vomiting
1
Anxiety
1
Dizziness
1
Insomnia
1
Cep
Allergy
10
Nausea
3
Diarrhea
3
Tiredness
2
Penicillin Allergy
2
Dizziness
1
Vomiting
1
Sore Throat
1
Hives
1
Anxiety
1
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Bactrim
Bac
Cephalexin
Cep
Allergy
Bac
Cep
9
10
Fever
Bac
Cep
3
0
Nausea
Bac
Cep
3
3
Tiredness
Bac
Cep
2
2
Diarrhea
Bac
Cep
2
3
Headaches
Bac
Cep
2
0
Vomiting
Bac
Cep
1
1
Anxiety
Bac
Cep
1
1
Dizziness
Bac
Cep
1
1
Insomnia
Bac
Cep
1
0
Allergy
Cep
Bac
10
9
Nausea
Cep
Bac
3
3
Diarrhea
Cep
Bac
3
2
Tiredness
Cep
Bac
2
2
Penicillin Allergy
Cep
Bac
2
0
Dizziness
Cep
Bac
1
1
Vomiting
Cep
Bac
1
1
Sore Throat
Cep
Bac
1
0
Hives
Cep
Bac
1
0
Anxiety
Cep
Bac
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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D Category D
Before taking Bactrim during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
B Category B
Before taking Cephalexin 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 Cephalexin 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
Tablet: 1 gram, 125 mg, 250 mg, 500 mg
Capsule: 250 mg, 500 mg, 750 mg
Suspension: 125 mg/5 mL, 250 mg/5 mL
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Sulfamethoxazole/Trimethoprim
Cephalexin Monohydrate
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Bactrim and Cephalexin: 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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