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Review: could Amoxicillin cause Sore throat?

We study 22,194 people who have side effects while taking Amoxicillin from FDA and social media. Among them, 40 have Sore throat. Find out below who they are, when they have Sore throat 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.

Sore throat

Sore throat (pain or irritation of the throat) (latest reports from 6,712 patients) has been reported by people with gastroesophageal reflux disease, asthma, high blood pressure, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, depression.

On Jul, 14, 2014: 22,190 people reported to have side effects when taking Amoxicillin. Among them, 40 people (0.18%) have Sore Throat. They amount to 0.67% of all the 5,934 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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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (9 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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