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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 22,292 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 24,200 Amoxicillin 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, multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, multiple myeloma. (latest reports from 10,154 Diverticulitis patients)

On Apr, 28, 2015: 22,284 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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