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Review: could Amoxicillin cause Constipation?

Summary: Constipation 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 Zometa, and have Metastases to bone.

We study 22,270 people who have side effects while taking Amoxicillin from FDA and social media. Among them, 506 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.

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Amoxicillin

Amoxicillin has active ingredients of amoxicillin. It is often used in infection. (latest outcomes from 24,178 Amoxicillin users)

Constipation

Constipation has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 81,454 Constipation patients)

On Feb, 10, 2015: 22,254 people reported to have side effects when taking Amoxicillin. Among them, 506 people (2.27%) have Constipation.

Trend of Constipation in Amoxicillin reports

Time on Amoxicillin when people have Constipation * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Constipation78.26%17.39%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%4.35%

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Amoxicillin * :

FemaleMale
Constipation55.29%44.71%

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Amoxicillin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Constipation0.49%2.72%3.95%4.69%3.95%19.01%23.95%41.23%

Severity of Constipation when taking Amoxicillin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Constipation0.00%60.00%20.00%20.00%

How people recovered from Constipation ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Constipation33.33%0.00%66.67%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Metastases to bone (83 people, 16.40%)
  2. Pain (51 people, 10.08%)
  3. Depression (39 people, 7.71%)
  4. Multiple myeloma (38 people, 7.51%)
  5. Anxiety (20 people, 3.95%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (246 people, 48.62%)
  2. Aredia (176 people, 34.78%)
  3. Ambien (150 people, 29.64%)
  4. Oxycontin (133 people, 26.28%)
  5. Aspirin (113 people, 22.33%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

Comments for this study:

Wibbly1201 (5 months ago):

Yogurt did the trick for me as well!
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Les (2 years 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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