Antibiotic Information

Written by HeyDoctor Medical Team

Helpful information about antibiotics prescribed at HeyDoctor

Macrobid

Macrobid/Macrodantin are also known as nitrofurantoin. This is not a penicillin-type medicine. It is used for urinary tract infections (UTIs) and is usually the first line of recommended medicine. This antibiotic will not interfere with birth control. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, make sure you talk to your healthcare provider before starting this medicine.

Important safety information - Nitrofurantoin (Macrobid)

Bactrim

Bactrim / Septra / Sulfatrim are also known as trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole. This is a sulfa-type medicine. It is used for UTIs and sometimes for sinus infections. This antibiotic will not interfere with birth control. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, make sure you talk to your healthcare provider before starting this medicine.

Important safety information - Sulfamethoxazole / Trimethoprim (Bactrim)

Augmentin

Augmentin is also known as amoxicillin-clavulanic acid. It is a penicillin-type medication. It is used for sinus infections and sometimes UTIs (though it is not recommended as the first line UTI antibiotic in most cases). This antibiotic will not interfere with birth control. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, make sure you talk to your healthcare provider before starting this medicine.

Important safety information - Amoxicillin Clavulanate (Augmentin)

Keflex

Keflex is also known as cephalexin. It is a cephalosporin-type medicine. Keflex is used for UTIs. This antibiotic will not interfere with birth control. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, make sure you talk to your healthcare provider before starting this medicine.

Important safety information - Cephalexin (Keflex)

Cipro

Cipro is also known as ciprofloxacin. This is not a penicillin-type medicine, it is a fluoroquinolone-type antibiotic. Sometimes Cipro is used for UTIs, but more commonly it is used for more severe kidney infections. This antibiotic will not interfere with birth control. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, make sure you talk to your healthcare provider before starting this medicine.

Important safety information - Ciprofloxacin Hydrochloride (Cipro)

Doxycycline

Doxycycline Monohydrate is also known as Vibramycin Monohydrate, Monodox, Mondoxyne NL.

Doxycycline Hyclate is also known as Vibramycin, Morgidox, Acticlate, Periostat, and Vibra-Tabs. These are prescribed for sinus infections and acne, but not for UTIs. Doxycycline is not a penicillin-type medicine, it is a tetracycline-type antibiotic. This antibiotic will not interfere with birth control. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, make sure you talk to your healthcare provider before starting this medicine.

Important safety information - Doxycycline

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