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Amoxicillin vs Doxycycline Hyclate, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 25

This is personalized comparison of Amoxicillin vs Doxycycline Hyclate for a female aged 25. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Amoxicillin (latest outcomes from 24,153 users) has active ingredients of amoxicillin. It is often used in infection.

Doxycycline hyclate (latest outcomes from 2,399 users) has active ingredients of doxycycline hyclate. It is often used in acne.

On Oct, 26, 2014: 2,673 female patients aged 21 who take the same drugs are studied in Amoxicillin vs Doxycycline Hyclate

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug

Drugs to compare:

Amoxicillin amoxicillinTeva
Doxycycline Hyclate doxycycline hyclateWatson Labs

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 21 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

Amoxicillin (Teva)Doxycycline Hyclate (Watson Labs)

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Amoxicillin (Teva)Doxycycline Hyclate (Watson Labs)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Haemorrhage (bleeding)
VomitingAnaemia (lack of blood)
Pyrexia (fever)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Abdominal PainVomiting
Abdominal Pain UpperDizziness
Weight DecreasedMenorrhagia (an abnormally heavy bleeding and prolonged menstrual period at regular intervals)
Drug Exposure During PregnancyPain
Myalgia (muscle pain)Pregnancy
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Headache (pain in head)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Asthenia (weakness)

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Amoxicillin (Teva)Doxycycline Hyclate (Watson Labs)
Gallbladder DisorderNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Cholelithiasis (the presence or formation of gallstones in the gallbladder or bile ducts)Gallbladder Non-functioning
Abdominal PainGastroduodenitis (an inflammation of the mucous membrane of the stomach and duodenum)
PainErosive Oesophagitis (acid reflux disease can cause tissue damage in the oesophagus over time)
DepressionAbdominal Pain
Abdominal Pain UpperCystic Acne (skin sac with seborrhoea (scaly red skin))
Biliary ColicGastrointestinal Disorder (functional problems of gastrointestinal tract)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Ileitis (inflammation of the ileum)
Murphy's Sign PositiveHiatus Hernia (hernia resulting from the protrusion of part of the stomach through the diaphragm)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Doxycycline Hyclate2.65%31.13%35.10%26.49%4.64%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Amoxicillin (amoxicillin) is often used to treat infection. Doxycycline Hyclate (doxycycline hyclate) is often used to treat acne. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

Recent related drug comparison:

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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