Bactrim vs. Cipro

Are Bactrim and Cipro the Same Thing?

Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is a combination of two antibiotics (a sulfa drug and a folic acid inhibitor) and Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is a quinolone antibiotic. Both drug are used to treat bacterial infections such as urinary tract infections, bronchitis and other lung infections. Bactrim is also used to treat ear infections (acute otitis media), Shigellosis, Pneumocystis pneumonia, traveler's diarrhea, and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Cipro is also prescribed to treat infections of the skin, bones, and joints.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Bactrim?

Common side effects of Bactrim include:

Tell your doctor if you experience serious side effects of Bactrim including:

What Are Possible Side Effects of Cipro?

Common side effects of Cipro include:

Tell your doctor if you experience serious side effects of Cipro including severe dizziness, fainting, fast or pounding heartbeats; sudden pain, snapping or popping sound, bruising, swelling, tenderness, stiffness, or loss of movement in any of your joints; watery or bloody diarrhea; confusion, hallucinations, depression, unusual thoughts or behavior; seizure (convulsions); severe headache, ringing in your ears, pain behind your eyes; pale or yellow skin, dark colored urine, fever, weakness; urinating less than usual or not at all; easy bruising or bleeding; numbness, tingling, or unusual pain anywhere in your body; the first sign of any skin rash, no matter how mild; or severe skin reaction -- fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain, followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads (especially in the face or upper body) and causes blistering and peeling.

What is Bactrim?

Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) DS is a combination of two antibiotics used to treat urinary tract infections, acute otitis media, bronchitis, Shigellosis, Pneumocystis pneumonia, traveler's diarrhea, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), and other bacterial infections susceptible to this antibiotic. Bactrim is available as a generic drug.

What is Cipro?

Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is a quinolone antibiotic. Cipro is available as a generic drug and is prescribed to treat infections of the skin, lungs, airways, bones, joints, and urinary tract infections caused by susceptible bacteria.

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What Drugs Interact With Bactrim?

Both Bactrim and Cipro may interact with blood thinners, cyclosporine, methotrexate, oral diabetes medications, and seizure medications. Bactrim may also interact with antidepressants, digoxin, diuretics (water pills), indomethacin, leucovorin, calcium folinate, and heart or blood pressure medications. Cipro may also interact clozapine, probenecid, ropinirole, theophylline, NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), or steroids.

What Drugs Interact With Cipro?

Cipro may also interact clozapine, probenecid, ropinirole, theophylline, NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), or steroids.

How Should Bactrim Be Taken?

Administer the solution by intravenous infusion over a period of 60 to 90 minutes. Avoid administration by rapid infusion or bolus injection. Do NOT administer Bactrim intramuscularly.

How Should Cipro Be Taken?

Cipro should be taken once daily.

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References

RxList. Bactrim Prescribing Information.
https://www.rxlist.com/bactrim-drug.htm
RxList. Cipro Prescribing Information.
https://www.rxlist.com/cipro-drug.htm

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