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Review: could Amoxicillin cause Loose stools?

Summary: Loose stools could be caused by Amoxicillin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Biaxin, and have Helicobacter infection.

We study 22,155 people who have side effects while taking Amoxicillin from FDA and social media. Among them, 17 have Loose stools. Find out below who they are, when they have Loose stools and more.

On Apr, 9, 2014: 22,008 people reported to have side effects when taking Amoxicillin. Among them, 17 people (0.08%) have Loose Stools. They amount to 0.19% of all the 9,184 people who have Loose Stools on eHealthMe.

Trend of Loose stools in Amoxicillin reports

Time on Amoxicillin when people have Loose stools * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Loose stools100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Loose stools when taking Amoxicillin * :

FemaleMale
Loose stools64.71%35.29%

Age of people who have Loose stools when taking Amoxicillin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Loose stools13.33%6.67%0.00%6.67%6.67%13.33%13.33%40.00%

Severity of Loose stools when taking Amoxicillin ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Loose stools ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Helicobacter infection (3 people, 17.65%)
  2. Chronic sinusitis (2 people, 11.76%)
  3. Sinus congestion (2 people, 11.76%)
  4. Nasal congestion (2 people, 11.76%)
  5. Hormone replacement therapy (2 people, 11.76%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Biaxin (4 people, 23.53%)
  2. Lansoprazole (4 people, 23.53%)
  3. Prilosec (3 people, 17.65%)
  4. Bextra (2 people, 11.76%)
  5. Mobic (2 people, 11.76%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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