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Everytime I take amoxicillin I get dizzy and lightheaded for a couple hours. This has been happening for yrs. Why is this?
Amoxicillin: Rare side-effects include mental changes, lightheadedness, insomnia, confusion, anxiety, sensitivity to lights and sounds, and unclear thinking. Immediate medical care is recommended with these side-effects. But if this has been happening for years and you have been taking it regularly for some reason it is unclear what is going on. If this is occasional, would stop taking it right now. ...Read more
If amoxicillin does not resolve dizziness issue and all other tests are normal what could be causing dizziness and occasional spinning sensation.
A couple possibilities:
1) a viral infection that directly affects your vestibular system, called Labyrinthitis, is a common cause of dizziness
2) if you take any prescription medications, you should review their side effects, especially if you have recently started something new. There are quite a lot of commonly prescribed medications that can cause dizziness. ...Read more
I've had vertigo for 1 1/2 wks, slight pain in ear. Assuming inner ear infection. On amoxicillin. Day 3. Still dizzy. How long do they norm last?
Amoxicillin 1000mg twice s day for bronchitis, causing dizziness, hallucinating, palpitations, stomach pain... It's 2am on Sunday, What can I do???
Stop immediately: Stop the amoxicillin immediately. If the symptoms persist you should go to either urgent care or the emergency room at your nearest hospital for evaluation. Consider penicillin derivatives which includes Amoxicillin in the future as drugs which could cause an adverse reaction and avoid them. Ask for a different antibiotic for the bronchitis. ...Read more
Hi my mom has been taking amoxicillin 500 mg three times a day but she says that she votmits and also feels dizzy what do I do?
My wife woke up, she felt dizzy, every few hours or so she gets dizzy. This happened just today. She takes amoxicillin for bite on leg. Is it that?
Dizzyness: I do not know what kind of bit she got. Some bites requires rabies shot or tetanus shot. Doubt if it is related to antibiotic. Dizzynesss has many cause such as viral inner ear infection, anxiety, bppv, low bp etc, She need to see a doctor in person. Take her to an urgent care center or er if you can not get in touch with her doctor. ...Read more
Experiencing brain fog, dizziness, and lightheadedness after taking amoxicillin. Is this normal and if so for how long?
I have been feeling ery weird and dizzy lately. I just got over a sinus infection. I am taking amoxicillin 2g a day. Is this a side effect of the meds?
Probably not the med: Though meds can cause dizziness. In this case, in light of the sinus infection...I usually see it coming from the fact that the sinus drainage, causes some inflammation and swelling around the opening for the eustachian tubes, and this causes the middle ear to not drain adequately, and the build up of fluid and pressure...Often leads to the dizziness. ...Read more
Dizzy and little lightheaded achy teeth and headache. Is this common with 857mg of amoxicillin. I'm on day 4. Can't even drive cause of dizzyness.. .
On amoxicillin for tooth abcess, very shaky, chills, spots in vision, dizzy. Threw up an oily substance several times today, hi hr, 120-130s. Worry?
Emergency: Call your doctor immediately. This is a problem to discuss with your physician asap. Can be sepsis. ...Read more
My right ear not ok. Clogged and have pain and always dizzy. Usually no wax in my right ear. Kind of dry. I tried taking amoxicillin but still bad
Otoscope!: The easiest way to figure this one out is have someone look in your ear with an otoscope. It's most likely wax build up or fluid trapped behind your eardrum. If you're in pain, it' could be an infection. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Prescribed amoxicillin for suspected flu w/chest infection; having intense dizzy spells. Is that from the amoxicillin? Or from the illness? Confused!
Just had wisdom teeth out, could amoxicillin or vicodin be causing dizziness or is it a side effect of surgery?
Just started amoxicillin and clavulanate 875 & oxybutynin now one hour later c/o dizziness & muscle weakness. Should I stop taking?
Call your doctor:
This site is not for specific advice for either diagnosis or treatment of a person's conditions. Your doctor knows you best and can advise. Oxybutinin has multiple complications and its limited usage suggests that you can safely stop it until you chat with your pcp. Clumsiness, confusion, convulsions, dizziness
drowsiness, fainting, changes in heart rate and rhythm and fever may all occur. ...Read more
For past 3 weeks been having dizzy spells. Saw a Dr.; dx: sinus infection; rx'd: amoxicillin 500mg for 10 days. Sxs cont'd; more when I raise arms?
On day 7 of 10 of 500 mg amoxicillin (3 x day) & just finished 4mg dosepk of methylprednisolone for a sinus infection. Still dizzy is that normal?
I was given amoxicillin and prednisone for my ear problems including dizziness and nausea. Do you agree?
I've been dizzy for 3 days now what could it be I've been on amoxil (amoxicillin) and dexamethasone for 6 days now for sinus and throat infection?
Anything: Your dizziness can have any cause at this time. Change in blood pressure especially when you change positions, known as orthostatic hypotension. Side effects of medication is possible too, especially dexametasone. I'd stop (it sounds an overkill to treat sinus/throat infection for that long with it). Also, make sure you drink plenty of fluids and take over-the-counter probiotic with your ab. ...Read more
Is it possible to have a inner ear infection with no ear pain?, just dizziness and feeling heavy in the head. Am taking amoxicillin for bronchitis
A viral upper: Respiratory nfection is more likely to result in retained middle ear fluid that may or may not become infected. Vestibular neuritis or labarynthitis are usually associated with systemic viral illnesses like herpes, herpes zoster, measles, influenza, etc. If you have documented & treated bacterial bronchitis, have developed new symptoms &/or still have fever, see your doctor for re-evaluation. ...Read more
On amoxicillin for tooth abcess, very shaky, dizzy, nauseated, threw up an oil substance several times. Black spots in vision, 2 week migraine. Worry?
Can getting the flu shot while fighting a tooth infection with amoxicillin make you sick and cause vestibular weakness heart problems, dizziness etc?
No likely: Antibiotics do not interact with vaccines. It is safe to take them and get a flu shot. If you do have a reaction to a flu shot, the more likely reason for such symptoms would be an allergic reaction to a component of the vaccine. Contraindications to the flu shot include pre-exisiting allergies to gentamicin, neomycink polymnixin, thimersal, polysorbate 80, high fever, and others... ...Read more
I was recently diagnosed with significant vestibular weakness of the left ear... I had a bad tooth infection almost a year ago. And I was givin amoxicillin as a antibiotic, every since I took that pill I have been experiencing dizziness, palpitations et
Sorry: It's unfortunate that you have these symptoms, but they are not related to your having taken amoxicillin. Sounds like you have already had some inner ear testing. If not, see an ENT physician and undergo inner ear testing as indicated (possibly including audiogram, ct scan, vng, etc.). Inner ear disorders are frustrating and can be hard to sort out but are fortunately rarely debilitating. ...Read more
4 weeks ago starting dizzy/ear ache. 1 week ago had tons sinus pressure. Dr gave amoxicillin for sinus infection then 3 days later developed vertigo/nausea. Why did I get vertigo/nausea?
VIRAL INFECTION: Your symptoms are consistent with an upper respiratory viral infection. Evidence over the last 2 decades demonstrate viral infection to be the cause of 98% of all upper resp. Infections. The nausea and vertigo suggest that you may have developed a viral infection of the inner ear. There is no specific treatment for this but it should resolve in a matter of weeks. Supportive treatment only. ...Read more
Went to dr for possible sinus infection. Been dizzy/lightheaded, sinus pressure, headache, ear ache. Gave me amoxicillin 875 mg 3xday. Been less than 48 hrs on it. Today was more dizzy with sinus pressure. How long til it works?
Went to dr for possible sinus infection. Been dizzy/lightheaded, sinus pressure, headache, ear ache. Gave me amoxicillin 857 mg 3xday. Been less than 48 hours of medicine. How long til medicine starts to work and gets me feeling better? Lots of sinus pres
Decongestant, n.spray: I assume your amoxicillini dosage is 875 mg. It is only been less than 48 hours, it prob. Will need at least one or two more days. I would check with your doctor about adding a decongestant to help with sinus pressure and nasal spray for inflammation. Your doctor knows best of your condition. ...Read more
Have possible inner ear infection. Finally got antibiotics 4 weeks later cause it wasn't getting better. Was only dizzy, ear pain, fatigue, headache, ear fullness. Been 4 days of taking amoxicillin and developed vertigo/nausea. How long til it gets better
Went to dr for possible sinus infection. Been dizzy/lightheaded, sinus pressure, headache, ear ache. Gave me amoxicillin 875 mg 3xday. Been less than 48 hrs and runny nose now. Dizzy/sinus pressure more today. How long til it works?
VIRAL INFECTION: Basic assumption is that your doctor gave you treatment for a bacterial infection. Inasmuch as 90 to 95% of upper respiratory infections are viral, there is no answer to your question. If you have a bacterial infection, it may take 3 to 5 days for you to feel well. With no culture of the nose and no pus in the nose, I believe you have a viral infection and think the antibiotic will not work. ...Read more
Went to dr possible sinus infection. Was dizzy/lightheaded, sinus pressure, headache, ear ache, ect. On amoxicillin 875 mg 3xday. Less than 48 hrs on it. Runny nose and eyes, dizzy more, & more sinus pressure since starting it.?
Reevaluation: I would consider reevaluation by your physician and consider other therapies to treat your symptoms. ...Read more
I've been taking Austell Amoxicilin for the past week prescribed to me by my doctor. Its making me dizzy, I have headaches and im always tired. Hlep?
Called your doctor?:
Have you called the doctor to tell him you may be having medication side effects? If not, then, that should be your next move. If so, & the problem's still present then, maybe your illness is simply taking longer to respond to the medication or it may be the medication needs to be reviewed/changed.
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