Review: could Amoxicillin cause Panic attacks?
Summary: Panic attacks could be caused by Amoxicillin, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Prednisone, and have Depression.
We study 22,155 people who have side effects while taking Amoxicillin from FDA and social media. Among them, 143 have Panic attacks. Find out below who they are, when they have Panic attacks and more.
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Amoxicillin (latest outcomes from 24,064 users) has active ingredients of amoxicillin. It is often used in infection, sinusitis. Commonly reported side effects of Amoxicillin include pain exacerbated, pain, stress and anxiety, anxiety aggravated, fever.
Panic attacks (latest reports from 115,239 patients) has been reported by people with depression, stress and anxiety, quit smoking, pain, high blood pressure.
On Apr, 5, 2014: 22,008 people reported to have side effects when taking Amoxicillin. Among them, 143 people (0.65%) have Panic Attacks. They amount to 0.12% of all the 114,843 people who have Panic Attacks on eHealthMe.
Time on Amoxicillin when people have Panic attacks * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Panic attacks||56.25%||6.25%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||31.25%||6.25% |
Gender of people who have Panic attacks when taking Amoxicillin * :
|Panic attacks||54.97%||45.03% |
Age of people who have Panic attacks when taking Amoxicillin * :
|Panic attacks||0.00%||2.46%||3.28%||10.66%||47.54%||12.30%||6.56%||17.21% |
Severity of Panic attacks when taking Amoxicillin ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Panic attacks||0.00%||0.00%||50.00%||50.00% |
How people recovered from Panic attacks ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Panic attacks||0.00%||100.00%||0.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (25 people, 17.48%)
- Pain (18 people, 12.59%)
- Insomnia (14 people, 9.79%)
- Smoking cessation therapy (11 people, 7.69%)
- Anxiety (11 people, 7.69%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Prednisone (45 people, 31.47%)
- Paxil (41 people, 28.67%)
- Doxycycline (31 people, 21.68%)
- Prozac (29 people, 20.28%)
- Aspirin (29 people, 20.28%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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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?
From this study (1 year 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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