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Review: could Amoxicillin cause Bursitis?





Summary: Bursitis is found among people who take Amoxicillin, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Zometa, and have Multiple myeloma.

We study 22,244 people who have side effects while taking Amoxicillin from FDA and social media. Among them, 188 have Bursitis. Find out below who they are, when they have Bursitis 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)

Bursitis

Bursitis (inflammation of a bursa, typically one in the knee, elbow, or shoulder) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, osteopenia, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol.(latest reports from Bursitis 6,883 patients)

On Nov, 26, 2014: 22,236 people reported to have side effects when taking Amoxicillin. Among them, 188 people (0.85%) have Bursitis.

Trend of Bursitis in Amoxicillin reports

Time on Amoxicillin when people have Bursitis * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Bursitis22.22%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%77.78%0.00%

Gender of people who have Bursitis when taking Amoxicillin * :

FemaleMale
Bursitis79.14%20.86%

Age of people who have Bursitis when taking Amoxicillin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Bursitis0.00%0.00%0.00%0.58%1.75%8.19%46.78%42.69%

Severity of Bursitis when taking Amoxicillin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Bursitis0.00%50.00%0.00%50.00%

How people recovered from Bursitis ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Bursitis0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple myeloma (49 people, 26.06%)
  2. Metastases to bone (27 people, 14.36%)
  3. Osteoporosis (24 people, 12.77%)
  4. Hypersensitivity (21 people, 11.17%)
  5. Breast cancer (20 people, 10.64%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (124 people, 65.96%)
  2. Aredia (99 people, 52.66%)
  3. Levaquin (59 people, 31.38%)
  4. Aspirin (59 people, 31.38%)
  5. Ambien (59 people, 31.38%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

Comments for this study:

Simon Naylor (3 years ago):

I have been trying to find a place to report this. was taking Amoxicillin to treat strep throat, and I developed what I believe is bursitis as a result. After beginning my 10 days of Amoxicillin my shoulder became very achy. The pain would come at about every two and half hours, or every three hours and it would last about 20-30 minutes. I could not sleep well for a week as a result of the pain. I went to a doctor and he did not think my pain was a result of strep throat (I thought it might have been rumatic fever). I realized a few days later that the pain started when I started the Amoxicillin. I finished my 10 days and noticed that the day after I stopped taking amoxicillin, the pain was much less and I could sleep. It is a few weeks later now and I still have some trouble lifting my arm a certain way, because of my shoulder. I am not sure why this trouble is lasting or what I should do, so I will go see another doctor this week. I am a 33 year old male with no other health problems, living in Nova Scotia Canada.
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