Prescription Drugs Reviews and Comparisons
Head-to-Head Comparison of Medications
Head-to-head comparisons of medications cover indications & uses, mechanism of action, side effects, efficacy in the treatment of specific infections.
- Amoxicillin vs Cefuroxime
- Amoxicillin vs Clarithromycin
- Amoxicillin vs Penicillin
- Amoxicillin vs Augmentin
- Amoxicillin vs Minocycline
- Amoxicillin vs Doxycycline
- Augmentin vs Clarithromycin
- Augmentin vs Cefuroxime
- Augmentin vs Cefdinir
- Augmentin vs Levofloxacin
- Augmentin vs Doxycycline
- Azithromycin vs Cefdinir
- Azithromycin ophthalmic drops (AzaSite) versus - tobramycin ophthalmic, moxifloxacin ophthalmic.
- Azithromycin vs Clarithromycin
- Azithromycin vs Doxycycline
- Azithromycin vs Amoxicillin
- Azithromycin vs Amoxicillin/Clavulanate
- Azithromycin vs Penicillin
- Cefuroxime vs Cefdinir
- Cefuroxime vs Cephalexin
- Cefuroxime vs Cefaclor
- Cefuroxime vs Cefixime
- Cefuroxime vs Cefadroxil
- Cefuroxime vs Azithromycin
- Cefuroxime vs Clarithromycin
- Cefuroxime vs Levofloxacin
- Cefuroxime vs Ofloxacin
- Cefuroxime vs Ceftriaxone
- Cephalexin vs Amoxicillin
- Cephalexin vs Cefazolin
- Ciprofloxacin vs Norfloxacin
- Ciprofloxacin vs Ofloxacin
- Ciprofloxacin vs Amoxicillin
- Ciprofloxacin vs Clarithromycin
- Ciprofloxacin vs Cefuroxime
- Ciprofloxacin vs Cefotaxim
- Ciprofloxacin vs Azithromycin
- Ciprofloxacin vs Nitrofurantoin (Macrobid®)
- Ciprofloxacin vs Levofloxacin
- Ciprofloxacin vs Trimethoprim/Sulfamethoxazole
- Doxycycline vs Minocycline
- Doxycycline vs Malarone
- Doxycycline vs Tetracycline
- Levofloxacin vs Lomefloxacin
- Levofloxacin vs Clarithromycin
- Levofloxacin vs Azithromycin
- Levofloxacin vs Cefuroxime axetil
- Levofloxacin vs Cefdinir
- Levofloxacin vs Moxifloxacin
- Levofloxacin vs Ofloxacin
- Linezolid vs Vancomycin
- Metronidazole vs Vancomycin
- Minocycline vs Tetracycline
- Penicillin V and Penicillin G
- Penicillin vs Clindamycin
- Penicillin vs Ciprofloxacin
- Penicillin vs Clarithromycin
- Penicillin vs Cefuroxime axetil
- Tinidazole vs Metronidazole
- Gabapentin vs Amitriptyline
- Gabapentin vs Lamotrigine
- Gabapentin vs Carbamazepine
- Gabapentin vs Phenobarbital
- Gabapentin vs Topiramate
- Gabapentin vs Pregabalin
- Topiramate vs Divalproex
- Alprazolam (Xanax®) vs Lorazepam (Ativan®)
- Buspirone vs Clonazepam
- Clonazepam vs Lorazepam
- Clonazepam vs Diazepam
- Hydroxyzine (Vistaril®) vs Alprazolam (Xanax®)
- Amitriptyline vs Fluoxetine
- Amitriptyline vs Nortriptyline
- Amitriptyline vs Venlafaxine
- Amitriptyline (Elavil) versus gabapentin, desipramine, citalopram, paroxetine, sertraline, and trazodone.
- Bupropion vs Duloxetine
- Bupropion vs Escitalopram
- Bupropion vs Methylphenidate
- Bupropion vs Venlafaxine
- Citalopram (Celexa) vs Fluoxetine (Prozac)
- Duloxetine (Cymbalta) vs Escitalopram (Lexapro)
- Duloxetine vs Pregabalin
- Escitalopram vs Paroxetine
- Escitalopram vs Citalopram
- Fluoxetine (Prozac) vs Paroxetine (Paxil)
- Paroxetine (Paxil) versus citalopram, escitalopram, fluoxetine, sertraline, venlafaxine, duloxetine, bupropion, amitriptyline, mirtazapine, and trazodone.
- Sertraline (Zoloft®) vs Bupropion (Wellbutrin®)
- Sertraline (Zoloft®) vs Fluoxetine (Prozac®)
- Trazodone (Desyrel®) vs Mirtazapine (Remeron)
- Venlafaxine (Effexor®) vs Duloxetine (Cymbalta®)
- Venlafaxine (Effexor®) vs Escitalopram
- Venlafaxine (Effexor®) vs Paroxetine (Paxil®)
- Venlafaxine (Effexor®) vs Sertraline (Zoloft®)
- Acyclovir versus valaciclovir, famciclovir, and penciclovir
- Acyclovir vs Docosanol
- Acyclovir vs Valacyclovir
- Valacyclovir vs Famciclovir
- Celecoxib vs Meloxicam
- Diclofenac vs Naproxen
- Diclofenac vs Meloxicam
- Ibuprofen vs Aspirin
- Ketorolac vs Diclofenac
- Meloxicam vs Ibuprofen
- Nabumetone (Relafen) versus naproxen, diclofenac, meloxacam
- Naproxen vs Ibuprofen
- Oxycodone vs Tramadol
- Tramadol vs Other Analgesics
- Tramadol vs Hydrocodone (Vicodin®, Lortab®, Norco®)
- Tramadol vs Ketorolac
- Tramadol vs Tapentadol
Drug Classes Reviews & Comparisons
- Cephalosporin Antibiotics are the largest class of antibiotics. Cephalosporin compounds were first isolated from cultures of Cephalosporium acremonium from a sewer in Sardinia in 1948 by Italian scientist Giuseppe Brotzu. The first agent cephalothin (cefalotin) was launched in 1964.
- Comparison of Macrolide Antibiotics which belong to one of the most commonly used families of antibiotics used to treat infections. Currently available macrolides in common use in the United States are erythromycin and the newer agents clarithromycin and azithromycin.
- Penicillins - classification, mode of action, spectrum of activity of each subclass.
- Comparing Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) to Tricyclic Antidepressants (TCAs) The two most common groups.
- Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) comparison - the most significant class of antidepressants marketed in recent years.
- Birth Control Pills Advantages and Disadvantages Oral contraceptives consist of synthetic forms of two hormones produced naturally in the body: either progestin alone or estrogen and progestin. Estrogen and progestin regulate a woman's menstrual cycle, and the fluctuating levels of these hormones play an essential role in fertility.
- Comparison of Herpes Antiviral Drugs developed to work against herpes simplex virus (HSV). All antivirals are very effective and reasonably safe. They differ in their chemical structure.
- Comparison of muscle relaxers for muscular pain or spasms This review examines the efficacy, side effects, and safety of three commonly prescribed skeletal muscle relaxants.
- Sleeping Pills Comparison : Which is The Best and The Worst? This review examines the use of the most common sleeping pills and their benefits and drawbacks. Comparison of effectiveness, safety, and tolerability of non-benzodiazepines - zolpidem (Ambien), eszopiclone (Lunesta), zaleplon (Sonata), and ramelteon (Rozerem); Sedative antidepressants - amitriptyline (Elavil) anddoxepin (Sinequan).
- Adjuvant analgesics overview Adjuvant analgesics are used primarily for treating conditions other than pain. Adjuvant analgesics comprise a various group of medications with different primary indications and include triclyclic antidepressants, antiepileptics, muscle relaxants.
- Differences between Opioid and Non-opioid Analgesics There are two primary types of analgesics: narcotic (opioid) and non-narcotic (nonopioid) analgesics. Non-narcotic analgesics have principally analgesic, antipyretic, and anti-inflammatory actions. Opioids are stronger and are used when pain signals are too severe to be controlled by non-narcotic analgesics. The primary difference has to do with the way how they produce their analgesic effects.
- Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Comparison (NSAIDs) are among the most commonly used categories of drugs worldwide in the treatment of pain and inflammation.
- NSAIDs side effects
- Types of Pain Medications also known as analgesics. They either stop pain signals from going to the brain or alter the brain’s interpretation of those signals.
Published: December, 2008
Last updated: February 18, 2019