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does penicillin make you urinate frequently

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
See below: Penicillin is excreted in the urine. It causes a distinct medicinal smell that i would not describe as foul. It smells the same way the penicillin t ... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
Urine odor: Usually urine smell is more annoying than indicative of any medical problem. Certain foods especially Asparagus cause the urine to have an odor. Drin ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
It's possible: Penicillin could turn your partner's gonorrhea test negative, especially if he took the drug for a few days before the test was done. Probably little ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brandon Maples
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Not typically: Penicillin will typically make the urine have a distinct smell (like penicillin), but it doesn't typically cause burning.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Forget about it: Penicillin has no smell. Urine smells like urine.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Entirely normal: Penicillin and related drugs (ampicillin, amoxicillin, and others) have a characteristic strong odor, and are excreted in the urine. Therefore, strong ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aileen Marty
38 years experience Pathology
Ultra-filtrate : Your urine is an ultra-filtrate of your blood. If you urine has a chemical smell or smells like penicillin it is because your kidneys are removing th ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Penicillins are eliminated via your kidneys concentrating in the urine. The urine will smell just like the pills…medicinal and bitter moldy smell.
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Maybe sweet urine?: The odor and color urine can change from day to day depending on the type and amount of foods and fluid you consume. Urinary tract infections do that ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Thaler
40 years experience Prosthodontics
Don't worry: You might even smell the antibiotic in your urine. The color is usually related to your level of hydration. The clearer the better. If you are fightin ... Read More
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