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Review: could Penicillin cause Fatigue?

Summary: Fatigue is found among people who take Penicillin, especially for people who are male, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Penicillin v potassium, and have Multiple myeloma.

We study 1,436 people who have side effects while taking Penicillin from FDA and social media. Among them, 73 have Fatigue. Find out below who they are, when they have Fatigue and more.

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Penicillin

Penicillin has active ingredients of penicillin g potassium. It is often used in infection. (latest outcomes from 1,811 Penicillin users)

Fatigue

Fatigue (feeling of tiredness) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis. (latest reports from 200,846 Fatigue patients)

On Feb, 12, 2015: 1,436 people reported to have side effects when taking Penicillin. Among them, 73 people (5.08%) have Fatigue.

Trend of Fatigue in Penicillin reports

Time on Penicillin when people have Fatigue * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Fatigue75.00%25.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Fatigue when taking Penicillin * :

FemaleMale
Fatigue39.19%60.81%

Age of people who have Fatigue when taking Penicillin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Fatigue0.00%2.04%4.08%2.04%2.04%24.49%48.98%16.33%

Severity of Fatigue when taking Penicillin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Fatigue0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Fatigue ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Fatigue0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple myeloma (17 people, 23.29%)
  2. Hypercalcaemia of malignancy (10 people, 13.70%)
  3. Fatigue (7 people, 9.59%)
  4. Hypertension (7 people, 9.59%)
  5. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (7 people, 9.59%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Penicillin v potassium (66 people, 90.41%)
  2. Zometa (55 people, 75.34%)
  3. Dexamethasone (32 people, 43.84%)
  4. Revlimid (29 people, 39.73%)
  5. Warfarin sodium (27 people, 36.99%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Hope on Jun, 17, 2011:

    My sister and I both had root canals recently and were put on four percocet a day in conjunction with 2000 mg of penicillin. the first day my sister took the full dose and was fine, but then spent the next few days very nauseous and vomitting. I didn't even get through two percocet and 1000 mg on the first day before I vomitted more than ten times and spent the entire day horribly naseous. I'm backing myself down off of my dosage, and only taking one each of the pill a day. It was a horrible experience.

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