Review: could Amoxicillin cause Anorexia?


Anorexia is found among people who take Amoxicillin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Omeprazole, and have Pain . We study 24,016 people who have side effects while taking Amoxicillin from FDA and social media. Among them, 216 have Anorexia. Find out below who they are, when they have Anorexia and more.

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Amoxicillin has active ingredients of amoxicillin. It is often used in helicobacter infection. (latest outcomes from Amoxicillin 26,903 users)


Anorexia (eating disorder characterized by immoderate food restriction and irrational fear of gaining weight) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, fever, constipation, diarrhea, pneumonia (latest reports from 30,806 Anorexia patients).

On Aug, 28, 2016

24,016 people reported to have side effects when taking Amoxicillin.
Among them, 216 people (0.9%) have Anorexia

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Amoxicillin cause Anorexia?

Time on Amoxicillin when people have Anorexia *:

  • < 1 month: 88.1 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 11.9 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Anorexia when taking Amoxicillin *:

  • female: 44.98 %
  • male: 55.02 %

Age of people who have Anorexia when taking Amoxicillin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 2.07 %
  • 10-19: 7.77 %
  • 20-29: 2.07 %
  • 30-39: 14.51 %
  • 40-49: 10.88 %
  • 50-59: 6.74 %
  • 60+: 55.96 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (17 people)
  • Helicobacter Infection (15 people)
  • Depression (8 people)
  • Gastric Ulcer (7 people)
  • Anxiety (6 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Omeprazole (44 people)
  • Levothyroxine Sodium (37 people)
  • Aspirin (37 people)
  • Simvastatin (34 people)
  • Amlodipine (28 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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