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Review: could Amoxicillin cause Crohn's disease?

We study 22,204 people who have side effects while taking Amoxicillin from FDA and social media. Among them, 169 have Crohn's disease. Find out below who they are, when they have Crohn's disease and more.

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Amoxicillin

Amoxicillin (latest outcomes from 24,115 users) has active ingredients of amoxicillin. It is often used in infection.

Crohn's disease

Crohn's disease (condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract) (latest reports from 164,975 patients) has been reported by people with acne, pain, inflammatory bowel disease, depression, high blood pressure.

On Sep, 19, 2014: 22,204 people reported to have side effects when taking Amoxicillin. Among them, 169 people (0.76%) have Crohn's Disease.

Trend of Crohn's disease in Amoxicillin reports

Time on Amoxicillin when people have Crohn's disease * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Crohn's disease33.33%46.15%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%20.51%

Gender of people who have Crohn's disease when taking Amoxicillin * :

FemaleMale
Crohn's disease59.80%40.20%

Age of people who have Crohn's disease when taking Amoxicillin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Crohn's disease0.00%0.60%45.24%16.67%7.74%7.74%17.26%4.76%

Severity of Crohn's disease when taking Amoxicillin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Crohn's disease0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Crohn's disease ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Acne (79 people, 46.75%)
  2. Crohn's disease (29 people, 17.16%)
  3. Rhinitis (21 people, 12.43%)
  4. Headache (21 people, 12.43%)
  5. Skin infection (18 people, 10.65%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Accutane (131 people, 77.51%)
  2. Asacol (56 people, 33.14%)
  3. Prednisone (32 people, 18.93%)
  4. Claritin (27 people, 15.98%)
  5. Imuran (25 people, 14.79%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

Comments for this study:

Cynthia (2 years ago):

My 8-month-old has an ear infection and the dr mentioned this study and recommended that I have the baby ride it out. Any thoughts on this? Basically not giving my baby the antibiotic? Any studies on babies using amox and later getting chrons?
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