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Review: could Amoxicillin cause Diverticulitis?





Summary: Diverticulitis 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 Multiple myeloma.

We study 22,244 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.

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Amoxicillin

Amoxicillin has active ingredients of amoxicillin. It is often used in infection. (latest outcomes from Amoxicillin 24,153 users)

Diverticulitis

Diverticulitis (digestive disease which involves the formation of pouches (diverticula) within the bowel wall) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, multiple myeloma.(latest reports from Diverticulitis 10,000 patients)

On Nov, 25, 2014: 22,236 people reported to have side effects when taking Amoxicillin. Among them, 103 people (0.46%) have Diverticulitis.

Trend of Diverticulitis in Amoxicillin reports

Time on Amoxicillin when people have Diverticulitis * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Diverticulitis60.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%40.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Diverticulitis when taking Amoxicillin * :

FemaleMale
Diverticulitis58.10%41.90%

Age of people who have Diverticulitis when taking Amoxicillin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Diverticulitis0.00%0.00%1.03%0.00%0.00%13.40%34.02%51.55%

Severity of Diverticulitis when taking Amoxicillin ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Diverticulitis ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple myeloma (22 people, 21.36%)
  2. Hypertension (6 people, 5.83%)
  3. Epilepsy (5 people, 4.85%)
  4. Pain in extremity (4 people, 3.88%)
  5. Bronchitis (4 people, 3.88%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (51 people, 49.51%)
  2. Aspirin (45 people, 43.69%)
  3. Aredia (39 people, 37.86%)
  4. Lasix (30 people, 29.13%)
  5. Potassium chloride (30 people, 29.13%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    Just had 2 infusions and now having diverticulitis again.
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    (Asked by a 72 year old man who has Enlarged Prostate, High Blood Pressure, Diverticulitis, and takes Meclizine, Clonidine, Norvasc, Flomax, Avodart)
    Have Diverticulitis from having Diverticulosis. Have had high blood pressure for
    about 4 years and it is controlled with the Norvasc & Clonidine. Enlarged prostate is controlled with Flomax & Avodart. Meclizine is for vertigo, take 2 25mg per day, 1 Am & 1 PM. Take 1 Norvasc AM & 1 Flomax PM.
  • Is it possible that lyme disease can promote urine infections?
    (Asked by a 63 year old woman who has Reoccurring Urine Infections, and takes Amoxicillin)
    I have had over 18 urine infections in the last year. I have been diagnosed with Lyme Disease a year and a half ago. My concern is how Lyme affects the bladder and also could MRSA be a part of the problem? Thank you.
  • Does/can inulin (chicory root extract) interact with lithium?
    (Asked by a 59 year old woman who has Any Drug Interaction Between Lithium 600 Mg Daily With Chicory Root Extract (200 Mg) In Probiotic With Lactobacillus GG?, and takes Lactobacillus GG, Chicory Inulin, Lithium Carbonate, Synthroid, Prilosec, Levofloxacin, Amoxicillin)
    I am taking all these antibiotics for 14 days to get rid of the H Pylori bacteria in my stomach. I want to replace the good bacteria lost and avoid diahhrea by taking a probiotic daily. However, I have noticed the use of inulin (chicory root extract) in the probiotic. I need to know if I can take the probiotic -- (includes chicory root) with my daily medication -- namely lithium or will there be a drug interaction between them or increase/decrease of my lithium blood level? Thank you!

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