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Review: could Amoxicillin cause Anaphylaxis?





Summary: Anaphylaxis is found among people who take Amoxicillin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Prednisolone, and have Infection.

We study 22,244 people who have side effects while taking Amoxicillin from FDA and social media. Among them, 354 have Anaphylaxis. Find out below who they are, when they have Anaphylaxis and more.

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Amoxicillin

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

Anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis (serious allergic reaction that is rapid in onset and may cause death) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, asthma, high blood pressure, premedication, pain.(latest reports from Anaphylaxis 28,888 patients)

On Nov, 28, 2014: 22,236 people reported to have side effects when taking Amoxicillin. Among them, 354 people (1.59%) have Anaphylaxis.

Trend of Anaphylaxis in Amoxicillin reports

Time on Amoxicillin when people have Anaphylaxis * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Anaphylaxis100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Anaphylaxis when taking Amoxicillin * :

FemaleMale
Anaphylaxis60.34%39.66%

Age of people who have Anaphylaxis when taking Amoxicillin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Anaphylaxis0.30%2.12%4.55%4.85%9.70%17.27%23.33%37.88%

Severity of Anaphylaxis when taking Amoxicillin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Anaphylaxis0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Anaphylaxis ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Anaphylaxis100.00%0.00%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Infection (22 people, 6.21%)
  2. Lower respiratory tract infection (19 people, 5.37%)
  3. Hypertension (12 people, 3.39%)
  4. Toothache (11 people, 3.11%)
  5. Tooth abscess (10 people, 2.82%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prednisolone (28 people, 7.91%)
  2. Clarithromycin (27 people, 7.63%)
  3. Omeprazole (25 people, 7.06%)
  4. Furosemide (23 people, 6.50%)
  5. Lisinopril (21 people, 5.93%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    (Asked by a 63 year old woman who has Reoccurring Urine Infections, and takes Amoxicillin)
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    (Asked by a 35 year old woman who has Anaphylactic Reaction, and takes Epipen)
    I am allergic to EVERYTHING, so I usually pre-game with benadryl and wait out the uncomfortable side effects, but this time my tongue started swelling up and I was having trouble breathing so I went to an ER. About 5-7 minutes after they injected me in the thigh with an epipen, I was in mid sentence when I started having strange sensations and tremors all over my body. The injection spot, which is incredibly sore and feels like they hit my femur) suddenly became very warm and I could feel it spreading out quickly. I could hear people but I couldn't speak, everything clamped up, I couldn't breathe and I felt very confused and forgot what I was about to say to the nurse. The doctor caught the tail end of it and claimed I was having a panic attack! I heard both the nurses say that they thought it was a seizure. This happened to me once more a few yrs ago with an allergic reaction, but it was from the nurse pushing in the benadryl too quickly, which made my hands curl up like T-Rex and my eyes rolled back into my head. Is there such a thing as being allergic to epinephrine or has anyone ever experienced a seizure/stroke like reaction after being administered Epipen or Benadryl ?
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    (Asked by a 33 year old woman who has I Have Strep Throat And A Severe Sore Throat And Can't Speak Any, and takes Amoxicillin, Suboxone )
    I just wonder if it will be ok today to go ahead and use my suboxone strips or will it do more damage than good? It's never bothered my throat before but my throat is so bad right now that I don't know if it will hurt or help? I'm supposed to take 2 8mg strips a day? Help!!!!???
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