Side effects for amoxil (amoxicillin)

What are the possible side effects of Amoxil (Amoxicillin)

Along with its necessary effects, Amoxil (Amoxicillin) can cause some unwanted side effects. Although not all of these side effects can occur, if they occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor right away if any of the following side effects occur:

  • hives
  • difficulty breathing
  • swelling of the face, throat, tongue lips
  • diarrhea that is watery or bloody
  • fever
  • swelling of the glands, joint pain or general feeling of illness
  • rash or itching
  • yellow skin or eyes
  • dark urine, fever, weakness or confusion
  • tingling, numbness, pain, muscle weakness
  • unusual bleeding from mouth, nose, vagina or rectum, easy bruising, red or purple spots on the skin
  • unusual skin reaction
  • sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain, followed by a skin rash that spreads (especially in the face or upper body) and causes blistering and peeling.

Common amoxicillin side effects may include:

  • stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
  • vaginal itching or discharge
  • headache
  • swollen, black, or “hairy” tongue

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medication. In addition, your healthcare provider may be able to tell you how to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care provider if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Other side effects not mentioned may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effect, check with your health care professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.