Bactrim vs Flagyl

Bactrim
(Rx)
Flagyl
(Rx)
Bactrim is an antibiotic.
Flagyl is an anti infectious agent.
Satisfaction Score
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2.6
Slightly Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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2.5
Slightly Satisfied
Concern level
2.5
Concern level
2.1
Approval Date
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July 30, 1973
July 18, 1963
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
38,500 Discussions
57,607 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 Lyme
#4 for Pouchitis
#6 for Abscess
#9 for Colitis
#11 for Trich
Flagyl is prescribed for Infection and is mostly mentioned together with this indication. Our data suggest that some patients take it for Lyme and Crohn's Disease, although it is not approved for these conditions.
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
Fla
Nausea
5
Depression
2
Bloating
2
Asthma
1
Osteoporosis
1
Dizziness
1
Tingling
1
Candida
1
Numbness
1
Neuropathy
1
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Bactrim
Bac
Flagyl
Fla
Allergy
Bac
Fla
10
0
Fever
Bac
Fla
4
0
Nausea
Bac
Fla
3
5
Tiredness
Bac
Fla
3
0
Diarrhea
Bac
Fla
2
0
Headaches
Bac
Fla
2
0
Vomiting
Bac
Fla
2
0
Anxiety
Bac
Fla
1
0
Dizziness
Bac
Fla
1
1
Insomnia
Bac
Fla
1
0
Nausea
Fla
Bac
5
3
Depression
Fla
Bac
2
0
Bloating
Fla
Bac
2
0
Asthma
Fla
Bac
1
0
Osteoporosis
Fla
Bac
1
0
Dizziness
Fla
Bac
1
1
Tingling
Fla
Bac
1
0
Candida
Fla
Bac
1
0
Numbness
Fla
Bac
1
0
Neuropathy
Fla
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.
B Category B
Before taking Flagyl 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.
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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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: 250 mg, 500 mg, 750 mg
Capsule: 375 mg
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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Sulfamethoxazole/Trimethoprim
Metronidazole
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Bactrim and Flagyl: 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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