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Nitrofurantoin vs. Bactrim

Nitrofurantoin vs. Bactrim

Nitrofurantoin vs. Bactrim: What’s the difference? Nitrofurantoin and Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) are antibiotics used to treat urinary tract infections (UTIs). Bactrim is also used to treat other types of bacterial infections including flares of chronic bronchitis due to bacteria, middle ear infections, for prevention of infections due to pneumococcus in organ transplant recipients, for […]

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Nitrofurantoin vs. Cephalexin

Nitrofurantoin vs. Cephalexin

What are the side effects of nitrofurantoin and cephalexin? Nitrofurantoin Common side effects of nitrofurantoin include: The macrocrystalline form (Macrodantin) appears to cause less stomach upset. Stomach upset also can be minimized by using a lower dose or by taking nitrofurantoin with food or milk. Possible serious side effects include: Nitrofurantoin can cause serious lung […]

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Nitrofurantoin vs. Ciprofloxacin

Nitrofurantoin vs. Ciprofloxacin

What are the side effects of nitrofurantoin and ciprofloxacin? Nitrofurantoin Common side effects of nitrofurantoin include: The macrocrystalline form (Macrodantin) appears to cause less stomach upset. Stomach upset also can be minimized by using a lower dose or by taking nitrofurantoin with food or milk. Possible serious side effects include: Nitrofurantoin can cause serious lung […]

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Causes and treatment of pimples in the armpit

Causes and treatment of pimples in the armpit

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Zoloft (sertraline) vs. Wellbutrin (bupropion)

Zoloft (sertraline) vs. Wellbutrin (bupropion)

Zoloft (sertraline) vs. Wellbutrin (bupropion): What’s the difference? Zoloft (sertraline) and Wellbutrin (bupropion) are antidepressants used to treat depression and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Zoloft is also used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). Wellbutrin is also used to treat seasonal affective disorder. Off-label uses for […]

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Nitrofurantoin vs. Amoxicillin

Nitrofurantoin vs. Amoxicillin

What are the side effects of nitrofurantoin and amoxicillin? Nitrofurantoin Common side effects of nitrofurantoin include: The macrocrystalline form (Macrodantin) appears to cause less stomach upset. Stomach upset also can be minimized by using a lower dose or by taking nitrofurantoin with food or milk. Possible serious side effects include: Nitrofurantoin can cause serious lung […]

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sulfamethoxazole (Gantanol)

sulfamethoxazole (Gantanol)

What is sulfamethoxazole, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Sulfamethoxazole is an anti- bacterial sulfonamide. It prevents the formation of dihydrofolic acid, a compound that bacteria must be able to make in order to survive. Although it was once a very useful antibiotic, it is almost obsolete as a single agent today due […]

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Zoloft (sertraline) vs. Prozac (fluoxetine)

Zoloft (sertraline) vs. Prozac (fluoxetine)

What drugs interact with Zoloft and Prozac? Zoloft All SSRIs, including Zoloft, should not be taken with any of the monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) class of antidepressants, for example isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), tranylcypromine (Parnate), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam, Elazar), and procarbazine (Matulane). Other drugs that inhibit monoamine oxidase include Such combinations may lead to confusion, […]

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Dilaudid vs. Morphine

Dilaudid vs. Morphine

What drugs interact with Dilaudid and morphine? Dilaudid Hydromorphone should be used very cautiously with medications that depress the central nervous system (for example, hypnotics, anesthetics, tranquilizers, phenothiazines, and alcohol). Hydromorphone should be used with caution with mixed agonist/antagonist opioid analgesics (for example, pentazocine, nalbuphine, butorphanol, and buprenorphine) because it may take away the analgesic […]

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Sertraline (Zoloft) vs. Venlafaxine (Effexor)

Sertraline (Zoloft) vs. Venlafaxine (Effexor)

What drugs interact with sertraline and venlafaxine? Sertraline All SSRIs, including sertraline, should not be taken with any of the monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) class of antidepressants, for example isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), tranylcypromine (Parnate), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam, Elazar), and procarbazine (Matulane). Other drugs that inhibit monoamine oxidase include Such combinations may lead to confusion, […]