Review: could Amoxicillin cause Constipation?
Summary: Constipation could be caused by Amoxicillin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Zometa, and have Metastases to bone.
We study 22,155 people who have side effects while taking Amoxicillin from FDA and social media. Among them, 505 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.
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Amoxicillin (latest outcomes from 24,064 users) has active ingredients of amoxicillin. It is often used in infection.
Constipation (latest reports from 506,378 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol.
On Apr, 14, 2014: 22,155 people reported to have side effects when taking Amoxicillin. Among them, 505 people (2.28%) have Constipation. They amount to 0.10% of all the 506,171 people who have Constipation on eHealthMe.
Time on Amoxicillin when people have Constipation * :
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Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Amoxicillin * :
Age of people who have Constipation when taking Amoxicillin * :
Severity of Constipation when taking Amoxicillin ** :
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How people recovered from Constipation ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Metastases to bone (83 people, 16.44%)
- Pain (51 people, 10.10%)
- Depression (39 people, 7.72%)
- Multiple myeloma (38 people, 7.52%)
- Hypertension (20 people, 3.96%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zometa (246 people, 48.71%)
- Aredia (176 people, 34.85%)
- Ambien (150 people, 29.70%)
- Oxycontin (133 people, 26.34%)
- Aspirin (113 people, 22.38%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
Comments for this study:
Les (1 year ago):
Male, 71 in otherwise good health. I work out regularly, both resistance and cardio. I have taken Amoxicillin a number of times in the past, mostly associated with dental problems. Normally, I'm very regular, but every time I take Amoxicillin (I'm on it at the time I'm writing this), I wind up with mild-to-moderate constipation. I have no other side effects that I'm aware of. Over the years I have found that yoghurt seems to help a lot. I prefer the unflavored low-fat type with fresh fruit that I add myself. About 12-16 ounces a day does the trick for me. I think that any type or brand with live cultures may work for anyone with a similar reaction to the antibiotic.
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