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Review: could Amoxicillin cause Panic attacks (Panic disorder)?

Summary: Panic attacks is found among people who take Amoxicillin, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Prednisone, and have Depression.

We study 22,270 people who have side effects while taking Amoxicillin from FDA and social media. Among them, 144 have Panic attacks. Find out below who they are, when they have Panic attacks and more.

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Amoxicillin

Amoxicillin has active ingredients of amoxicillin. It is often used in infection. (latest outcomes from 24,185 Amoxicillin users)

Panic attacks

Panic attacks has been reported by people with depression, stress and anxiety, quit smoking, pain, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 24,823 Panic attacks patients)

On Feb, 28, 2015: 22,270 people reported to have side effects when taking Amoxicillin. Among them, 144 people (0.65%) have Panic Attacks.

Trend of Panic attacks in Amoxicillin reports

Time on Amoxicillin when people have Panic attacks * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Panic attacks58.82%5.88%0.00%0.00%0.00%29.41%5.88%

Gender of people who have Panic attacks when taking Amoxicillin * :

FemaleMale
Panic attacks54.61%45.39%

Age of people who have Panic attacks when taking Amoxicillin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Panic attacks0.00%2.44%3.25%10.57%47.97%12.20%6.50%17.07%

Severity of Panic attacks when taking Amoxicillin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Panic attacks0.00%0.00%66.67%33.33%

How people recovered from Panic attacks ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Panic attacks0.00%50.00%50.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (25 people, 17.36%)
  2. Pain (18 people, 12.50%)
  3. Insomnia (14 people, 9.72%)
  4. Anxiety (11 people, 7.64%)
  5. Smoking cessation therapy (11 people, 7.64%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prednisone (45 people, 31.25%)
  2. Paxil (41 people, 28.47%)
  3. Doxycycline (31 people, 21.53%)
  4. Prozac (29 people, 20.14%)
  5. Aspirin (29 people, 20.14%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Never had an sort of panic attacks before. Within two days of taking Amoxicillin these symptoms occurred. My concern is something is being over looked. I have stopped taking the drug but the symptoms continue.

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  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • I had several violent panic attacks just after 2 dosis of Benadryl, which I took to heal the skin itching. I suppose this itching is produced by Amoxiciline, correct?

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  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • Sandy on Jan, 24, 2013:

    I am a 49 year old female who was given Amoxicillin for an upper respiratory infection. Prior to being given the Amoxicillin I was taking Sudafed 24 hour and Mucinex Max. After starting the Amoxicillin I was waking up with horrible panic attacks. I have never had a panic attack in my life and was TERRIFIED. Is it the Amoxicillin? I have heard that Sudafed is made with a product that can bring on panic attacks. But, I did not have the panic attack until I started the Amoxicillin. Now, I cannot sleep in my bed because that is where I had my first attack and now I am extremely fearful. My doctor has put me on Lorazepam to help calm me but I do not want to get stuck on these drugs either. Please help with any info.

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