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A 36-year-old male asked:

are dark loose stools common with amoxicillin? my stools have been dark brown and around 3-4 movements a day since being on this. is this bacteria leaving my body and is this normal?

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Dr. Yun Tran
Dr. Yun Trananswered
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Sounds normal: dark brown is ok. Looser stool is common with use of antibiotics.
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Normal for amoxicill: in to cause this in some people. Try probiotics and yogurt for relief. If still loose stools in 7--10 days,see a Dr.

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