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Review: could Amoxicillin cause Ringing in the ears (Tinnitus)?





Summary: Ringing in the ears 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 Zometa, and have Metastases to bone.

We study 22,244 people who have side effects while taking Amoxicillin from FDA and social media. Among them, 201 have Ringing in the ears. Find out below who they are, when they have Ringing in the ears 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)

Ringing in the ears

Ringing in the ears (a ringing in the ears) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, stress and anxiety.(latest reports from Ringing in the ears 19,199 patients)

On Dec, 12, 2014: 22,236 people reported to have side effects when taking Amoxicillin. Among them, 201 people (0.90%) have Ringing In The Ears.

Trend of Ringing in the ears in Amoxicillin reports

Time on Amoxicillin when people have Ringing in the ears * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Ringing in the ears91.67%0.00%5.56%2.78%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Ringing in the ears when taking Amoxicillin * :

FemaleMale
Ringing in the ears54.21%45.79%

Age of people who have Ringing in the ears when taking Amoxicillin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Ringing in the ears0.00%0.00%2.42%11.52%10.30%12.12%17.58%46.06%

Severity of Ringing in the ears when taking Amoxicillin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Ringing in the ears0.00%60.00%40.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Ringing in the ears ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Ringing in the ears0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Metastases to bone (22 people, 10.95%)
  2. Osteoporosis (17 people, 8.46%)
  3. Chronic sinusitis (13 people, 6.47%)
  4. Depression (12 people, 5.97%)
  5. Constipation (11 people, 5.47%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (66 people, 32.84%)
  2. Prednisone (43 people, 21.39%)
  3. Alprazolam (40 people, 19.90%)
  4. Fosamax (40 people, 19.90%)
  5. Flexeril (39 people, 19.40%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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