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Review: could Amoxicillin cause Sore throat?

Summary: Sore throat could be caused by Amoxicillin, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Aspirin, and have Vaginitis bacterial.

We study 22,155 people who have side effects while taking Amoxicillin from FDA and social media. Among them, 3 have Sore throat. Find out below who they are, when they have Sore throat and more.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 22,155 people reported to have side effects when taking Amoxicillin. Among them, 40 people (0.18%) have Sore Throat. They amount to 0.63% of all the 6,346 people who have Sore Throat on eHealthMe.

Trend of Sore throat in Amoxicillin reports

Time on Amoxicillin when people have Sore throat * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Sore throat100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Sore throat when taking Amoxicillin * :

FemaleMale
Sore throat56.41%43.59%

Age of people who have Sore throat when taking Amoxicillin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Sore throat0.00%5.26%13.16%5.26%15.79%23.68%13.16%23.68%

Severity of Sore throat when taking Amoxicillin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Sore throat0.00%66.67%33.33%0.00%

How people recovered from Sore throat ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Sore throat0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Vaginitis bacterial (1 people, 2.50%)
  2. Strep throat (1 people, 2.50%)
  3. Lyme disease (1 people, 2.50%)
  4. Sinusitis (1 people, 2.50%)
  5. Runny nose (1 people, 2.50%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (4 people, 10.00%)
  2. Biaxin (4 people, 10.00%)
  3. Lamictal (4 people, 10.00%)
  4. Zithromax (3 people, 7.50%)
  5. Clarithromycin (3 people, 7.50%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (6 months ago):

  • I've taken 1500mg of amoxicillin for 5 days have sore throat now.

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  • From this study (5 years ago):

  • I started a course of amoxicillin on Saturday evening for a suspected but non-classical sinus infection (long-term, low level). (2, 500 mg capsules 2x/day) By Sunday afternoon I had post-nasal drip, a runny nose, sneezing, and sinus pressure/congestion moderately to severely. I am concerned that this is an adverse reaction to the amoxicillin and curious to know if clearing the bacterial infection may have allowed an allergic reaction to ramp up somehow. I am on this site to try to determine if I can take some Claritin in the middle of the night hoping it will allow me to sleep for work in the morning.

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