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What is the difference between vibramycin (doxycycline) and accutane?

What is the difference between vibramycin (doxycycline) and accutane?

Antibioitic: Vibramycin (doxycycline) is an antibiotic which can be used mild to moderate acne. Accutane is a derivative of vitamin a used for severe cystic acne uncontrolled by other treatments including anitbiotics. ...Read more

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Taking Accutane (Definition)

Accutane (Isotretinoin) is a powerful medicine that treats acne. It is known to cause severe birth defects if a woman becomes ...Read more


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What is the difference between Accutane and roaccutane?

What is the difference between Accutane and roaccutane?

Same medication: Both are isotretinoin. Accutane is the name of the original Isotretinoin in the us. Roaccutane is a name that is used in europe and other places. ...Read more

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What is the difference between metronidazole and ofloxacin?

What is the difference between metronidazole and ofloxacin?

Completely different: These are two separate types of antibiotics. Ofloxacin is a fluorinated quinolone often used in treating urinary infections. Metronidazole is both an amoebicide and an antibiotic effective against obligate anaerobic bacteria. Different drugs, different uses. ...Read more

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What is the difference between cloxacillin and flucloxacillin?

Penicillins: Cloxacillin is semisynthetic beta-lactam antibiotic used in treatment of many bacterial infections. Flucloxacillin is a beta-lactam antibiotic of the penicillin class used to treat Gram-positive bacterial infections. ...Read more

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What is the difference between flucloxacillin and amoxicillin?

What is the difference between flucloxacillin and amoxicillin?

Different spectrum: Both of these drugs are penicillins. The main difference is in their antibacterial spectrums. Amoxicillin is active against many strains of enterococcus and streptococcus but alnost no strains of staphylococcus. Flucloxacillin is not active against enterococcus, it does also covers many strains of streptococcus and has good activity against methicillin sensitive staph.Aureus but not mrsa. ...Read more

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What is the difference between levofloxacin and ciprofloxacin?

What is the difference between levofloxacin and ciprofloxacin?

Ciprofloxacin: Both are Fluoroquinolone antibiotics. They have a little different Spectrum of activity. For head to head comparison see: http://www.emedexpert.com/compare-meds/ciprofloxacin-vs-levofloxacin.shtml ...Read more

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What is the difference between rosacea and acne?

What is the difference between rosacea and acne?

Rosacea vrs Acne: As rosacea is a neurovascular disorder it affects the flushing zone. It is common that rosacea does not present with blackheads that are seen with acne vulgaris. Also the age of onset, and the location of redness is a clue. Rosacea is commonly an adult disease, and is generally restricted to the nose, cheeks, chin and forehead. It can coexist with acne vulgaris. ...Read more

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What is the difference between doxycy HYC and Mono?

What is the difference between doxycy HYC and Mono?

Antibiotic/Disease: Doxycy HYC is an Antibiotic and MonoNucleosis often called only Mono is a Disease also called Glandular Fever ...Read more

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What the difference between amoxicillin and clindamycin?

What the difference between amoxicillin and clindamycin?

Different spectra: Amoxicillin and Clindamycin are both antimicrobials used to treat bacterial infections. (antibiotics.) they have different uses based either on the known sensitivity of a given bacteria or based on the place in the body where the infection is located and the predicted (educated guess) most likely bacteria to cause that infection. ...Read more

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What is the difference between amoxicillin and levofloxacin antibiotics?

Totally different: Amoxicillin is a penicillin antibiotic. Levofloxacin is a quinolone antibiotic. They are chemically unrelated, have different modes of action against the bacterial cell and have different antibacterial spectrums of activity. ...Read more

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What is the difference between monobenzone and benoquin?

What is the difference between monobenzone and benoquin?

Monobenzone: Or Benoquin, (monobenzone) a cream to treat vitiligo, loss of skin pigment, by removing skin color from the areas surrounding the affected skin areas so the color would appear even . Its use is discontinued in the US ...Read more

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What is the difference between the flu and mono?

What is the difference between the flu and mono?

Different viruses: Flu is caused by strains of influenza virus; mono is a clinical picture due to infection with epstein barr virus and sometimes with cytomegalovirus. ...Read more

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What is the difference between naproxin and meloxocam?

Different classes: The are both nsaids but from different classes just like penicillin and sulfa are both antibiotics but from different classes. ...Read more

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What is the difference between rosacea and a rash?

What is the difference between rosacea and a rash?

Pustules: Rosacea is on the face has blood vessels redness and posible pustules, typically there is no scaling or dryness. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between clindamycin and amoxicillin?

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Whats the difference between clindamycin and amoxicillin?

Diff mechanism : Different spectrum and action. Amox is in the same family as penicillin. Usually used in dental as a first line of drug because it has a fairly broad spectrum (gram + and -) and kill bacteria well. Clindamycin is usually used as a second line. It is great for those patients that are allergic to penicillin. Or, if you want better gram - and anaerobic coverage. It is bacterial-static, however. ...Read more

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Vibramycin (Definition)

Vibramycin is a tetracyclic agent which is a kind of serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting drug (atypical anti-psychotic ...Read more


Doxycycline (Definition)

It's an antibiotic that belongs in the ...Read more