Amoxicillin and Pseudotumor cerebri - from FDA reports

Pseudotumor cerebri is found among people who take Amoxicillin, especially for people who are female, 20-29 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zyrtec, and have Metastases to bone. This study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 44,069 people who have side effects when taking Amoxicillin from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Oct, 12, 2018

44,069 people reported to have side effects when taking Amoxicillin.
Among them, 27 people (0.06%) have Pseudotumor cerebri

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Amoxicillin cause Pseudotumor cerebri?

Time on Amoxicillin when people have Pseudotumor cerebri *:

Gender of people who have Pseudotumor cerebri when taking Amoxicillin *:

  • female: 92.31 %
  • male: 7.69 %

Age of people who have Pseudotumor cerebri when taking Amoxicillin *:

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Breast Cancer Metastatic: 6 people, 22.22%
  2. Metastases To Bone (cancer spreads to bone): 6 people, 22.22%
  3. Acne (skin problems that cause pimples): 4 people, 14.81%
  4. Birth Control: 4 people, 14.81%
  5. Headache (pain in head): 1 person, 3.70%

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Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Zyrtec: 7 people, 25.93%
  2. Aredia: 6 people, 22.22%
  3. Bextra: 6 people, 22.22%
  4. Celebrex: 6 people, 22.22%
  5. Zometa: 6 people, 22.22%

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Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Injury: 12 people, 44.44%
  2. Migraine (headache): 12 people, 44.44%
  3. Pain: 10 people, 37.04%
  4. Chest Pain: 9 people, 33.33%
  5. Papilloedema (optic disc swelling): 8 people, 29.63%

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* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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