Side effects for amoxil (amoxicillin)

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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.

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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.


Jess Jess avatar

I took this antibiotic earlier, so I agree that it is an effective drug. It has a wide range of activities and it helped me and my husband. Amoxil is good because I had no side effects and did not have to drink funds against dysbacteriosis. It helped me with exacerbation of kidney inflammation (pyelonephritis). Also my mum prescribed it to treat a cystitis. Just a universal drug.

Joe Joe avatar

Ladies and gentlemen, this review is only my personal experience, and not a guide to action. If there is time and opportunity – visit a doctor!
Once seriously ill with angina, acquired chronic. It’s a familiar story. Now, from time to time, I’m troubled by a sore throat. Honestly, I do not remember how I usually treat it .. gargles – only so, antibiotics – only those that are prescribed by doctors.
And then recently, on a summer evening, I felt characteristic pains in the tonsils and throat in general (plus a temperature of 37.5, weakness). I look in my throat – hello, purulent sore throat. And it was Monday evening, ahead – a working week, and the hospital well was in no way at the time at that time. I’m more likely to google, how to treat it, so much so that it will soon go away! I stumbled upon Amoxicillin (an antibiotic of the penicillin series). For me, an antibiotic all my life is associated with the word “expensive”. Not less than $ 30 for sure. I was even taken aback by the pharmacy from my own rubles, when they told me 5$! And it’s all? For 30 tablets.
The same evening I took one tablet and squirted Tantum Verde. The improvement was temporary from the spray. The next day the throat began to hurt less, and by the evening almost completely gone! Really. I was surprised, because I could not believe that in a day and a half, you could lose sore throats for a mere penny (I used a spray only that evening and in the morning). Usually it takes a minimum of five days.
About side effects: I always, with any antibiotic, buy Linex for $ 20. Expensive – yes. But earlier I had to give a similar amount for the medicine itself, but here it’s not a pity! But with the intestines throughout the three days of treatment (antibiotics need to drink at least three days, as we know) – no problem!
I can not say with certainty that other antibiotics cope with the disease worse. But the fact that amoxicillin is cheaper than them in dozens of times is a fact.