Review: could Amoxicillin cause Diverticulitis?
Summary: Diverticulitis 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 Multiple myeloma.
We study 22,155 people who have side effects while taking Amoxicillin from FDA and social media. Among them, 103 have Diverticulitis. Find out below who they are, when they have Diverticulitis and more.
How are my drugs for patients like me? On eHealthMe, you can research 300 million drug outcomes from FDA and social media. All studies are personalized to gender and age. Start now, it's anonymous, simple & free >>>
Amoxicillin (latest outcomes from 24,064 users) has active ingredients of amoxicillin. It is often used in infection.
Diverticulitis (digestive disease which involves the formation of pouches (diverticula) within the bowel wall) (latest reports from 63,429 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, multiple myeloma.
On Apr, 7, 2014: 22,008 people reported to have side effects when taking Amoxicillin. Among them, 103 people (0.47%) have Diverticulitis. They amount to 0.16% of all the 63,187 people who have Diverticulitis on eHealthMe.
Time on Amoxicillin when people have Diverticulitis * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Diverticulitis when taking Amoxicillin * :
Age of people who have Diverticulitis when taking Amoxicillin * :
Severity of Diverticulitis when taking Amoxicillin ** :
How people recovered from Diverticulitis ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Multiple myeloma (22 people, 21.36%)
- Hypertension (6 people, 5.83%)
- Epilepsy (5 people, 4.85%)
- Pain in extremity (4 people, 3.88%)
- Bronchitis (4 people, 3.88%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zometa (51 people, 49.51%)
- Aspirin (45 people, 43.69%)
- Aredia (39 people, 37.86%)
- Lasix (30 people, 29.13%)
- Potassium chloride (30 people, 29.13%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.
Related topic: Amoxicillin, Diverticulitis
You can also:
On eHealthMe, Amoxicillin (amoxicillin) is often used for infection. Find out below the conditions Amoxicillin is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.
What is Amoxicillin used for and how effective is it:
Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:
Could it be a symptom from a condition:
Drugs in real world that are associated with:
Could your condition cause it?
Comments from related studies:
From this study (2 days ago):
When started using omeprazole last March 3 ,2014 ,blisters started to show up but i continue taking up omeprazole 40mg and amoxicillin 500mg until now.My psoriasis arthritis worsened.
From this study (4 days ago):
Swelling of eyes, lips, tongue and throat. Angioedemas on fingers, neck, ear, abdomen, arms and buttocks.
From this study (1 week ago):
I have had a red rash sometimes itchy on my neck. when it first started it looked like someone took a rope and my neck. after a few week the red is still there (my skin is with this is dry) Thought at first it was stress. I stopped the medication about a week ago, but my neck is still red
Post a new comment OR Read more comments
Can you answer these questions (what is this?):
More questions for: Amoxicillin, Diverticulitis
You may be interested at these reviews (what is this?):
- Amoxycillin and ear popping.
I'm 30. I have otitis externa, but have never suffered with ear popping as a symptom. I had a flare up 2 wks before being prescribed this drug. I took a spay abx treatment which caused severe pain in my ears, so stopped taking that 5 days into the 7 day course. 4-5 days into my amoxicillin treatment ...
More reviews for: Amoxicillin, Diverticulitis
NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered.
WARNING: Please DO NOT STOP MEDICATIONS without first consulting a physician since doing so could be hazardous to your health.
DISCLAIMER: All material available on eHealthMe.com is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by a qualified healthcare provider. All information is observation-only, and has not been supported by scientific studies or clinical trials unless otherwise stated. Different individuals may respond to medication in different ways. Every effort has been made to ensure that all information is accurate, up-to-date, and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. The use of the eHealthMe site and its content is at your own risk.
You may report adverse side effects to the FDA at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/ or 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088).
If you use this eHealthMe study on publication, please acknowledge it with a citation: study title, URL, accessed date.