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Will amoxicillin make my urine smell like medicine?

Will amoxicillin make my urine smell like medicine?

Amoxicillin: Amoxicillin and other penicillin like antibiotics are excreted via your kidney. It will make your urine "smell like medicine." www.Peedoc.Com @drhtay. ...Read more

Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


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My toddlerlet has a urine odor that smells sort of like gasoline. I notice it off and on. Right now he's on amoxicillin. Could that be the reason?

My toddlerlet has a urine odor that smells sort  of like gasoline. I notice it off and on. Right now he's on amoxicillin. Could that be the reason?

Most likely: Yes, most likely the odor is just due to the amoxicillin. Penicillin antibiotics have a tendency to give the urine a penicillin-like smell. As long as it's not discolored and the smell goes away after he finishes the amoxicillin, i wouldn't worry. ...Read more

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I had a UTI I just got finished taking macrobid. I'm taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) now. My urine smells like ham. I have to go see a urologist. What could this be?

I had a UTI I just got finished taking macrobid. I'm taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) now. My urine smells like ham. I have to go see a urologist. What could this be?

Urine odor: by itself is a pretty unreliable marker of anything. Various food/spice/breakdown products including those from the drug itself are excreted into the urine and could produce an odor. Without other symptoms, pain/irritaiton/bleeding odor by itself is not an indicator of infection cannot say in your particular case, but generally, this would be true. ...Read more

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Why my urine smell bad?

Why my urine smell bad?

Normal: Urine does have a bad odor to it. When it's concentrated, it's even worse. ...Read more

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What makes urine smell sweet?

What makes urine smell sweet?

Ketones: Ketones in the urine can cause a characteristic sweet odor. This can be seen in severe diabetes or low carbohydrate diets. It is the result of fat metabolism. See your doctor to make sure what is going on. ...Read more

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Why would my urine smell like onions?

Why would my urine smell like onions?

Urinary Odors: Urine odors typically come from what we've eaten or meds we've taken more than from worrisome illnesses. If there aren't any symptoms of infection such as urgency/frequency, burning with urination or bladder pain, i'd likely suspect it's something that will get better on its own. If it persists or any of the above symptoms arise, especially if feverish, go see your primary doctor. ...Read more

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Why does my urine smell like cheerios?

Why does my urine smell like cheerios?

Urine test: Please get a urine test. Your doctor can evaluate- i hope your blood sugar level is ok. ...Read more

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What would make my urine smell rancid?

What would make my urine smell rancid?

Depends: Sometimes an infection can do this, certain foods can make the urine smell rancin, namely asparagus. Wee you r internist if have burning on urination. ...Read more

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What could make my urine smell strange?

What could make my urine smell strange?

Various things: Foods, especially asparagus. Medications infections.

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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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