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Amoxicillin

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7.1  Effectiveness
3.4  Side Effects
5.7  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 3 Amoxicillin side effects and 2 Amoxicillin benefits.

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The generic name of this medication is amoxicillin and some of the brand names are Amoxil, DisperMox, Polymox, and Trimox.

The active ingredient of this medication is amoxicillin and it is available in the form of capsules, pediatric suspension, sachets and injection.

This medication is used in the treatment of bacterial infections and conditions like infections of the middle ear, tonsillar infections, sore and other throat infections, laryngitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, urinary tract infections, skin infections, and gonorrhea.

It is manufactured by Cipla Limited.
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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Amoxicillin, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 1.5% 9.9% 75.7% 11.4% 1.5%
Balance/Equilibrium 0% 2.5% 88.6% 8% 1%
Blood Pressure 0.5% 1.5% 97% 1% 0%
Breathing 1% 1.5% 87.5% 7% 3%
Confidence 0.5% 1.5% 92.5% 4% 1.5%
Coordination/Motor Skills 0.5% 2.5% 89.5% 5.5% 2%
Digestion 2.5% 11.4% 81.1% 3.5% 1.5%
Emotional Well-being 0% 4.5% 87% 7.5% 1%
Energy 4.4% 6.4% 72.9% 11.8% 4.4%
Eyesight 0% 0.5% 98% 1% 0.5%
Memory 0% 0.5% 97.5% 1.5% 0.5%
Mental Clarity 0% 1% 93.5% 4.5% 1%
Pain 3.5% 9% 65.5% 14% 8%
Patience 0% 3% 92% 3.5% 1.5%
Sexual Health 1.5% 2% 90% 3.5% 3%
Skin Complexion 2% 1.5% 93% 2% 1.5%
Sleep 1.5% 5.5% 74.6% 14.4% 4%
Stress Level 0.5% 4.5% 88% 5% 2%
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Commonly Reported Amoxicillin Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Abdominal Pain 83.3% 0% 0% 0% 16.7%
Allergic Reaction 91.8% 3.8% 1.6% 1.6% 1.1%
Anxiety 91.5% 6.4% 2.1% 0% 0%
Appetite Loss 77.6% 16.4% 4.5% 1.5% 0%
Blurred Vision 96% 3% 1% 0% 0%
Breast Tenderness 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Breathing Difficulties 97.8% 2.2% 0% 0% 0%
Cold Symptoms 95.7% 4.3% 0% 0% 0%
Confusion 95.7% 2.1% 2.1% 0% 0%
Constipation 91.2% 2.9% 2.9% 2.9% 0%
Cough 90.9% 9.1% 0% 0% 0%
Dark / Tarry Stools 98.4% 0.8% 0.8% 0% 0%
Diarrhea 85.4% 6.8% 5.2% 2.1% 0.5%
Dizziness 85.4% 10.1% 2.5% 1.5% 0.5%
Drowsiness 84.9% 10.1% 1.7% 1.7% 1.7%
Dry Skin 66.7% 0% 33.3% 0% 0%
Fatigue 82.3% 10.5% 5% 1.7% 0.6%
Fever 92.3% 5.5% 2.2% 0% 0%
Gas 89.4% 7.7% 2.9% 0% 0%
General Discomfort 66.7% 33.3% 0% 0% 0%
Genital Discomfort 98.7% 1.3% 0% 0% 0%
Headache 83% 12% 3.5% 1% 0.5%
Indigestion 85.3% 2.9% 8.8% 0% 2.9%
Insomnia 92.6% 5.6% 0% 0% 1.9%
Irregular Bleeding 98.1% 1.9% 0% 0% 0%
Irregular Heartbeat 98% 2% 0% 0% 0%
Irritability / Impatience 94.2% 3.8% 1.9% 0% 0%
Itching 95.5% 0% 0% 0% 4.5%
Mood Swings 95.7% 4.3% 0% 0% 0%
Muscle Cramping 93.5% 2.2% 4.3% 0% 0%
Nausea 77.4% 15.6% 4.3% 2.7% 0%
Nervousness 93.4% 6.6% 0% 0% 0%
Sensitivity to Light 98.3% 1.7% 0% 0% 0%
Sexual Dysfunction 97.8% 2.2% 0% 0% 0%
Skin Rash 90% 3.3% 3.3% 0% 3.3%
Sore Throat 98.1% 1.9% 0% 0% 0%
Stomach Ache 87.2% 8.5% 4.3% 0% 0%
Taste Perversion 88.9% 11.1% 0% 0% 0%
Vomiting 91.2% 1.8% 3.5% 1.8% 1.8%
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Less Commonly Reported Amoxicillin Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Abdominal Pain 77.3% 15.9% 4.5% 2.3% 0%
Abnormal / Vivid Dreams 97.4% 2.6% 0% 0% 0%
Anxiety 92.3% 7.7% 0% 0% 0%
Back Pain 96.9% 3.1% 0% 0% 0%
Blurred Vision 95% 5% 0% 0% 0%
Breast Tenderness 97.1% 2.9% 0% 0% 0%
Change in Appetite 66.7% 0% 0% 33.3% 0%
Change in Weight 97.5% 2.5% 0% 0% 0%
Chest Pain 96.2% 1.9% 1.9% 0% 0%
Chest Tightness 95.2% 4.8% 0% 0% 0%
Chills 98.5% 1.5% 0% 0% 0%
Confusion 97.2% 2.8% 0% 0% 0%
Constipation 88.9% 0% 0% 0% 11.1%
Depression 99% 1% 0% 0% 0%
Diarrhea 33.3% 0% 33.3% 33.3% 0%
Difficulty Swallowing 96.8% 3.2% 0% 0% 0%
Difficulty Urinating 98.5% 1.5% 0% 0% 0%
Dry Mouth 69% 13.8% 10.3% 3.4% 3.4%
Earache 89.2% 7.7% 3.1% 0% 0%
Fatigue 88.9% 11.1% 0% 0% 0%
Fever 93.3% 4.4% 2.2% 0% 0%
Flaky / Peeling Skin 98.1% 1.9% 0% 0% 0%
Genital Discomfort 98.1% 1.9% 0% 0% 0%
Hives 97.8% 0% 0% 0.7% 1.5%
Increased Urination 71.4% 14.3% 14.3% 0% 0%
Indigestion 0% 100% 0% 0% 0%
Irregular Heartbeat 95% 5% 0% 0% 0%
Itching 90% 5% 0% 0% 5%
Metallic Taste in Mouth 90.7% 5.6% 0% 1.9% 1.9%
Muscle / Joint Pain 96.9% 3.1% 0% 0% 0%
Nosebleeds 95.4% 4.6% 0% 0% 0%
Painful Urination 96.2% 3.8% 0% 0% 0%
Reduced Libido 98% 0% 1% 1% 0%
Skin Rash 93.9% 0% 6.1% 0% 0%
Sore Throat 93.5% 6.5% 0% 0% 0%
Stomach Ache 0% 0% 0% 100% 0%
Vaginal Discharge 90.9% 9.1% 0% 0% 0%
Vertigo 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Vomiting 89.5% 2.6% 2.6% 2.6% 2.6%
Yeast Infection 80% 0% 0% 0% 20%
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Episodes since taking Amoxicillin
Since taking Amoxicillin Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
Auto Accident 0.4%
Blindness 0.4%
Fall 0.4%
Hospitalization 0.4%
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User Comments about Amoxicillin
26 May 2017 I went to see my doctor after an entire night of suffering a severe headache and sore throat, unbelievable body aches, and a fever of 101. She gave me Amoxicillin 250mg tablets and Ibuprofen 800mg tablets. I started feeling better two days later. But some people experience some side effects, you can get to know more details over here http://www.internationaldrugmart.com/amoxicillin.html
   —Posted by Edwardhoward
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14 Nov 2014 I recently have had the flu virus and my local GP advised me take a prescription drug that was antibiotics but actually called Amoxicillin. I took a dose of it yesterday and I recently discovered that I have a huge rash from my face to my legs. I had found out that the Amoxicillin had made me start to itch many times. The rash was bright red so I don't know what has happened and why.
   —Posted by Bilal Hussain
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29 Jan 2014 I've used this drug for my ear infection, with which i've been struggling as far as i can remember by self. Amoxicillin(see the list of drugs which contains this substance: http://pharmacyreviews.md/ingredients/amoxicillin) worked great in treating my infected ear caused by rupture ear drums and tubes. This medication relieves pain in max 48 hours, but it does it job, and it will be effective for the entire treatment. I normally take ibuprofen as well to make it faster as it is an anti-inflammatory and helps for the healing process. The bad part of it is that it causes east infection, you need to ask your doctor for help. Also, if i don't eat or very tired, i get nausea after taking amoxil.
   —Posted by Sam
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29 Jan 2014 I've used this drug for my ear infection, with which i've been struggling as far as i can remember by self. Amoxicillin(see the list of drugs which contains this substance: http://pharmacyreviews.md/ingredients/amoxicillin) worked great in treating my infected ear caused by rupture ear drums and tubes. This medication relieves pain in max 48 hours, but it does it job, and it will be effective for the entire treatment. I normally take ibuprofen as well to make it faster as it is an anti-inflammatory and helps for the healing process. The bad part of it is that it causes east infection, you need to ask your doctor for help. Also, if i don't eat or very tired, i get nausea after taking amoxil.
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28 Sep 2013 amoxicillin is not for curing an viral infection just letting everyone no that viral infections must pass on there own my 8 month was precribed this for his viral infection an broke out in hives an almost died due to him being allergic amoxicillin should only be uesd to treat bacterial infections.
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