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Can amoxicillin cause diarrhea?

Can amoxicillin cause diarrhea?

Common, not normal: Antibiotic associated diarrhea is pretty common; more serious is c difficile associated colitis, often due to antibiotic use. Call your prescribing doc to notify them, and make adjustments, ranging from eating yogurt, taking probiotics, stopping or changing the meds, or more. ...Read more

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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


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Can amoxicillin cause diarrhea? Need expert opinions!

Can amoxicillin cause diarrhea? Need expert opinions!

Yes.: Take with food and water. You can use probiotics and eat yogurt, to minimize diarrhea. Diarrhea is a common side effect of many antibiotics. ...Read more

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Just finished 10 days amoxicillin w/diarrhea how long will last or is from good bact. Depletion how to tell difference?

Just finished 10 days amoxicillin w/diarrhea how long will last or is from good bact. Depletion how to tell difference?

Post-antibx diarrhea: Many antibiotics are non-specific as to what bacteria they kill. When your normal gut flora is depleted by antibiotics you may be at risk for opportunistic pathogens. A very common one is clostridium difficile (c.Diff). Your doctor, in considering this possibility, will order a specific stool check. If c.Diff is found treatments include: different antibiotics, toxin binders, florastor probiotics. ...Read more

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I just finished 10 days of amoxicillin & had diarrhea d/t it how long till it's gone or is due to loss of good bacteria from body & how do I tell?

Possible: It is very possible your intestinal tract flora have been disrupted by the antibiotics. An easy way to help restore your "good" bacteria in the gut is to eat yogurt with live cultures. The diarrhea should resolve soon; please be sure to stay well hydrated with clear fluids. You can use products such as pedialyte to help keep your electrolytes up. ...Read more

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Im on 4th day of 7 day course amoxicillin. Terrible diarrhea, headache and suddenly sensitive tooth. Can i stop the antibiotic today?

Im on 4th day of 7 day course amoxicillin. Terrible diarrhea, headache and suddenly sensitive tooth. Can i stop the antibiotic today?

Call doctor: You may indeed be experiencing a medication side effect, or you may have another illness. Call your treating physician to discuss this. ...Read more

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While taking amoxicillin i got diarrhea, after 2 days i stopped taking it. Now my anus and urethra opening are swollen itching and painful.

While taking amoxicillin i got diarrhea, after 2 days i stopped taking it. Now my anus and urethra opening are swollen itching and painful.

Side effect: You developed antibiotic induced diarrhea and also may now have a yeast infection of the vulva which is common in women who take antibiotics. The diarrhea should clear on its own. Pick up an anti yeast cream to treat the vulval and anal symptoms. ...Read more

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How do you tell the difference between 'normal' post antibiotic (amoxicillin) runny stool/diarrhea and c.Difficile ?

How do you tell the difference between 'normal' post antibiotic (amoxicillin) runny stool/diarrhea and c.Difficile ?

Symptoms: Great question! the symptoms can generally be quite similar between post-antibiotic diarrhea vs c.Diff sometimes the best thing to do is undergo testing of the stool. ...Read more

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How long should I be having diarrhea from amoxicillin?

How long should I be having diarrhea from amoxicillin?

Not long: If your diarrhea is persistant you should see your doctor as you may have developed another process related to the drug causing the diarrhea. ...Read more

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How long do docs recommend I should I get diarrhea from amoxicillin?

How long do docs recommend I should I get diarrhea from amoxicillin?

As long as you take: It could be as long as you take the medicine. So stop it, you might get it over with. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have diarrhea while on amoxicillin? Can I take anything for it?

Is it normal to have diarrhea while on amoxicillin? Can I take anything for it?

Common, not normal: Antibiotic associated diarrhea is pretty common; more serious is c difficile associated colitis, often due to antibiotic use. Call your prescribing doc to notify them, and make adjustments, ranging from eating yogurt, taking probiotics, stopping or changing the meds, or more. ...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


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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea is a term that describes loose, watery stools occurring more frequently than usual. It is often not due to a serious cause, but severe diarrhea ...Read more