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Review: could Amoxicillin cause Sciatica?

We study 22,194 people who have side effects while taking Amoxicillin from FDA and social media. Among them, 79 have Sciatica. Find out below who they are, when they have Sciatica and more.

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Amoxicillin

Amoxicillin (latest outcomes from 24,100 users) has active ingredients of amoxicillin. It is often used in infection.

Sciatica

Sciatica (a set of symptoms including pain caused by general compression or irritation of one of five spinal nerve roots of each sciatic nerve) (latest reports from 44,890 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, osteopenia, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis.

On Jul, 13, 2014: 22,190 people reported to have side effects when taking Amoxicillin. Among them, 79 people (0.36%) have Sciatica. They amount to 0.18% of all the 44,853 people who have Sciatica on eHealthMe.

Trend of Sciatica in Amoxicillin reports

Time on Amoxicillin when people have Sciatica * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Sciatica0.00%16.67%0.00%0.00%0.00%83.33%0.00%

Gender of people who have Sciatica when taking Amoxicillin * :

FemaleMale
Sciatica80.00%20.00%

Age of people who have Sciatica when taking Amoxicillin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Sciatica0.00%0.00%0.00%2.70%0.00%6.76%50.00%40.54%

Severity of Sciatica when taking Amoxicillin ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Sciatica ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple myeloma (22 people, 27.85%)
  2. Osteoporosis (18 people, 22.78%)
  3. Depression (9 people, 11.39%)
  4. Hypertension (9 people, 11.39%)
  5. Muscle spasms (7 people, 8.86%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (44 people, 55.70%)
  2. Neurontin (41 people, 51.90%)
  3. Prilosec (34 people, 43.04%)
  4. Aredia (31 people, 39.24%)
  5. Dexamethasone (31 people, 39.24%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

Comments for this study:

Matt N (2 years ago):

Suffered with sciatica symptoms in lower back/leg for 18 months. I received chiropractic treatment for months with no difference in pain. I Received physical therapy with no change. I started taking 125mg of Amoxicillin twice daily for five days. By the fourth day, the nerve pain and sciatica symptoms became noticeably reduced to the point where I could sit for a full work day without discomfort.
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