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Can amoxicillin cause headaches?

Can amoxicillin cause headaches?

Yes it can..: Headache is listed as one of the top ten side effects of amoxicillin--nausea, vomitting, diarrhea are among the most frequent side effects. If it is bothersome, stop the med and inform your doc asap for an alternative if needed. At times, mild headache can be controlled with tylenol/motrin etc..Consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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I was given amoxicillin for sinus(headaches & pain under eyes) since taking the medicine i feel worse(nasal drip, sore throat) shld i stop taking it?

I was given amoxicillin for sinus(headaches & pain under eyes) since taking the medicine i feel worse(nasal drip, sore throat) shld i stop taking it?

Sinus problems: Antibiotics rarely indicated. There is form of migraine- sinus referred headache but there are many methods to controll problem. Most are non- allergic or mixed sinusitis. Problem- blockage of air passages, mucous becomes thick and creates secondary problems. Comsult ENT specialist. Use neil med sinus rinse/ benzedrex inhaler, saline wash, breath right nasal strips-all otc. Meds like flonase- dr. ...Read more

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Had flu on amoxicillin, dicloflex for severe headache and co-codomol. Had CT scan and bloods done for headache. Speech slightly slurred ? Why? I am 40

Complicated: You seldom if ever need antibiotics for influenza unless secondary bacterial infection has complicated your illness. You are obviously seeing a doctor now, but if you are having what sounds like neurological deficiencies suspect you may need input from a neurologist. Ask for consult or second opinion. ...Read more

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Is headache a side effect of amoxicillin?

Is headache a side effect of amoxicillin?

Yes: It is not common but Amoxicillin can cause a headache. The infection you have causing you to receive the Amoxicillin could also cause a headache. Fever is frequently associated with a headache as well. ...Read more

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My son tested slightly +ive for strep throat Fri. He has been taking amoxicillin 3xs a day. He is still complaining of headaches. Is this normal?

My son tested slightly +ive for strep throat Fri. He has been taking amoxicillin 3xs a day. He is still complaining of headaches. Is this normal?

Slight positive is: positive so he does have strep and is in his third day of treatment. You would expect his symptoms to improve by the fourth or fifth day so he is still in the window for persistent discomfort. He should not, however, be worsening. If he is, return to your doctor. ...Read more

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Been on 825mg of amoxicillin for.3days, for an abcess in upper teeth. It has not improved, still have fever headaches and chills should I be concerne?

Been on 825mg of amoxicillin for.3days, for an abcess in upper teeth.  It has not improved, still have fever headaches and chills should I be concerne?

Yes: You should have seen a little improvement by now. Call the dentist who prescribed the medication for you and is treating this tooth for further guidance. The infection may need to be drained. ...Read more

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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. ..

Very well could be: You should call your doctor or pharmacist because since you are on other things it's possible that your symptoms are from the medication. You are also on albuterol, Flovent,. ...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