Review: could Amoxicillin cause Panic attacks?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 5, 2014)
Severity ratings: 3.5/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 20,922 people who take Amoxicillin. Among them, 143 have Panic attacks. See who they are, when they have Panic attacks and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Amoxicillin (latest outcomes from 24,036 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 112,662 patients) has been reported by people with depression, stress and anxiety, quit smoking, panic disorder, pain.
On Mar, 5, 2014: 20,922 people reported to have side effects when taking Amoxicillin. Among them, 143 people (0.68%) have Panic Attacks.
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 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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