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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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Can amoxicillin occasionally cause agitation/anxiety?

Can amoxicillin occasionally cause agitation/anxiety?

No: Amoxillin is a penicillin-type antibiotic, and should not cause anxiety. If having symptoms, a patient can contact the doctor who prescribed the amoxillin or is the primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Stopped amoxicillin 16 hours ago can I still have a bad reaction to it! ? Driving my anxiety nuts over it. Only took 8 pills all together

Stopped amoxicillin 16 hours ago can I still have a bad reaction to it! ? Driving my anxiety nuts over it. Only took 8 pills all together

Advise your Dr. ASAP: I doubt that the doctor told you to stop, but un any case - you must call immediately to tell them what happened and to get advise and attention on correcting it. It's a bad thing to not complete a course of antibiotics. The weaker are killed, but the stronger remain and can make your condition much worse and harder to treat. Call now to remediate if possible. Directions are for following! OK? ...Read more

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Stopped amoxicillin 16 hrs ago can I still have a bad allergic reaction to it it's making my anxiety crazy thinking about it?

Stopped amoxicillin 16 hrs ago can I still have a bad allergic reaction to it it's making my anxiety crazy thinking about it?

Unlikely: Occasionally a delayed reaction may occur but it is nothing you should worry about unless you are already having an adverse reaction. ...Read more

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If I've always taken amoxicillin could I all the sudden become allergic I have anxiety n last time took it hands body itched n flushed all over?

If I've always taken amoxicillin could I all the sudden become allergic I have anxiety n last time took it hands body itched n flushed all over?

Yes: And you have likely become allergic to it unless you have had similar reactions from your "anxiety" issue in the past not linked to drug intake. Consult an allergist if you have any doubts. ...Read more

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I was prescribed Aerius and Amoxicillin (Rapiclav) for Sinus & I felt worse. Anxiety, hbp, palpitations, sleeplessness. Do both meds conflict?

I was prescribed Aerius and Amoxicillin (Rapiclav) for Sinus & I felt worse. Anxiety, hbp, palpitations, sleeplessness. Do both meds conflict?

Unexpected effects: Neither drug by itself or in combination is expected to cause your symptoms. You should talk to your doctor to see if there are substitutes just in case you are the rare individual who gets unusual side effects from these drugs. I suspect that your problems are from some other conditions. ...Read more

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How long after taking amoxicillin would I know if was going to have a reaction I have anxiety n that makes my throat feel tight.

How long after taking amoxicillin would I know if was going to have a reaction I have anxiety n that makes my throat feel tight.

Oral Amoxicillin: If they were going to appear, the signs of a severe penicillin allergy would be displayed within 30-60 minutes following an oral dose. If there were no reactions after the second dose, you are not likely to have a severe reaction for that course of therapy. ...Read more

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I have anxiety and panic for the last week I've been having these headaches forehead eyebrows nose around to back its pressure type takn amoxil (amoxicillin) few day?

I have anxiety and panic for the last week I've been having these headaches forehead eyebrows nose around to back its pressure type takn amoxil (amoxicillin) few day?

SInus Infection?: It sounds like a sinus infection but may be compounded by grinding or clenching your teeth from anxiety. The Amoxil will generally clear up the infection but can take several days to a couple of weeks to resolve - especiall during the winter months with daily changes in the weather. You may also need something stronger like Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) to clear it completely. ...Read more

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Prescribed amoxicillin, clarithromyacin and Prilosec for h pylori. Took first day doses woke up extreme dry mouth and anxiety symptoms. Side Effect?

It is anxiety: Is state of tension, apprehension, worry, uneasiness or fear. It may be related to anticipated danger or arise for no apparent reason. While mild episodes of anxiety are common and do not usually require treatment, more severe forms can be chronic and debilitating. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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I was put on cipro/flagyl for a very mild case of diverticulitis. They were horrible to take. So I was prescribed augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 875. I have anxiety about taking this medication, because of the other two.?

I was put on cipro/flagyl for a very mild case of diverticulitis. They were horrible to take. So I was prescribed augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 875. I have anxiety about taking this medication, because of the other two.?

The combination: Of Ciprofloxacin and Flagyl can be hard on the stomach. It likely mostly the flagyl. Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) should be easier to tolerate. If you can focus your anxiety on the problems that occur without taking antibiotics it should change the focus. Good luck. ...Read more

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On augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for 10 days last dosage yesterday. Can this cause fatigue, muscle aches, joints to hurt, anxiety- been reading nasty stuff from patients?

On augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for 10 days last dosage yesterday. Can this cause fatigue, muscle aches, joints to hurt, anxiety- been reading nasty stuff from patients?

Need more info: This is not likely to be due to augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) but allergic reactions may take strange forms. The question is why were you on antibiotics, was the diagnosis correct, do you have something else going on at the same time, etc.? If this keeps up please go see a good family practitioner or internist and get diagnosed and treated. Good luck. ...Read more

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Feel a sensation in my throat. I have an abscess tooth being treated by augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) Could this be my anxiety getting the best of me or a actual problem?

Antibiotic: What's the sensation? May be anxiety, may be allergic reaction to the Penicillin. Talk to the prescribing practitioner or go to ER. Note that antibiotics don't cure infected teeth, just limit the spread of infection until you can have root canal treatment or extraction accomplished. ...Read more

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Diagnosis with bronchitis. Taking amoxicillian. Mucus now clear/white/or slightly yellow at times. No cough and anxiety. Anything else I can do?

Diagnosis with bronchitis. Taking amoxicillian. Mucus now clear/white/or slightly yellow at times. No cough and anxiety. Anything else I can do?

Humidity: You certainly can feel anxious when it likely hurts as you are breathing. First, make a conscious effort to breathe slowly, as rapid breathing dries out your bronchi even more. Then, humidity, humidity..... I can't say it enough. Stand in the shower, boil ater on your stove, run a humidifier, visit the jungle. And absolutely avoid respiratory irritants - smoke, strong odors, dust, ozone... ...Read more

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I have just started taking amoxicillan for a double ear infection and sertraline for anxiety. Almost immediately my eye floaters dissappeared. Why?

I have just started taking amoxicillan for a double ear infection and sertraline for anxiety. Almost immediately my eye floaters dissappeared. Why?

Don't really know?: If you discover the answer then, by all means please get back with us. You could be famous!

All the best...hope the floaters have been truly eliminated for good. ...Read more

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Can an 11 y/o 71 lb patient take amoxicillin 500 mg?

Can an 11 y/o 71 lb patient take amoxicillin 500 mg?

Yes: The range of recommended dose for this antibiotic is 20-50 mg/kg for most infections and up to 90mg/kg for some resistant germ strains.500 mg given 3 times a day sounds like a lot but is within the recommended range. (71lb=32kg) 32x50=1500 / 3 = 3x 500. ...Read more

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How do you feel on amoxicillin?

How do you feel on amoxicillin?

Hopefully better: Not sure what you are asking. Generally Amoxicillin has few side-effects. Some people have mild GI intolerance, and there are allergic reactions. If it is doing its job and was chosen carefully you should feel improved. ...Read more

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What to do if I took too much amoxicillin?

Amoxicilin OD: One should try to never take more than the recommended dose of a medicine but fortunately this one has a fairly low risk of serious problems. One would have to take a very large amount of medicine to have any serious side effects from it. The most likely apart from an upset stomach would be diarrhea. ...Read more

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Are there any good substitutes for amoxicillin?

Depends: It would depend on the type of infection being treated and the reason Amoxicillin is being avoided. You need to give more detail to your question. ...Read more

Amoxicillin (Definition)

Amoxicillin is in the penicillin class of antibiotics. All penicillins are distinguished by the presence of a beta-lactam ring, and are known to kill bacteria by inhibiting synthesis (production) ...Read more


Dr. Philip Miller
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Amoxil (Definition)

Amoxil is a third generation penicillin which is a kind of penincillin type drug (anti-bacterial ...Read more