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Review: could Amoxicillin cause Palpitations (Heart palpitations)?





Summary: Palpitations 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 Digoxin, and have Atrial fibrillation.

We study 22,244 people who have side effects while taking Amoxicillin from FDA and social media. Among them, 355 have Palpitations. Find out below who they are, when they have Palpitations 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)

Palpitations

Palpitations (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, pain.(latest reports from Palpitations 51,029 patients)

On Nov, 27, 2014: 22,236 people reported to have side effects when taking Amoxicillin. Among them, 355 people (1.60%) have Palpitations.

Trend of Palpitations in Amoxicillin reports

Time on Amoxicillin when people have Palpitations * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Palpitations97.56%2.44%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Palpitations when taking Amoxicillin * :

FemaleMale
Palpitations66.93%33.07%

Age of people who have Palpitations when taking Amoxicillin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Palpitations0.00%0.32%3.82%7.96%12.10%11.46%23.89%40.45%

Severity of Palpitations when taking Amoxicillin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Palpitations11.11%88.89%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Palpitations ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Palpitations0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Atrial fibrillation (23 people, 6.48%)
  2. Osteoporosis (19 people, 5.35%)
  3. Depression (15 people, 4.23%)
  4. Pain (14 people, 3.94%)
  5. Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (11 people, 3.10%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Digoxin (123 people, 34.65%)
  2. Aspirin (99 people, 27.89%)
  3. Levaquin (77 people, 21.69%)
  4. Lisinopril (75 people, 21.13%)
  5. Prilosec (70 people, 19.72%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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