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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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Dr. Oscar Novick
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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?

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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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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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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Diarrhea and mucus for over a week after taking amoxil (amoxicillin). What might be wrong?

Diarrhea and mucus for over a week after taking amoxil (amoxicillin). What might be wrong?

See below: Theantibiotic may have altered your natural bacterial flora, causing your symptoms. If it persists, see your family doctor. ...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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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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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

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Is it normal for amoxicillin to give my 1yr old daughter diarrhea?

Is it normal for amoxicillin to give my 1yr old daughter diarrhea?

Occasionally: Diarrhea can occur with most antibiotics, some more than others & it occasionally happens with amoxicillin. You can sometimes work around this & continue the med. Living culture yogurt(danactive, activia) can help slow this down as can applesauce or fresh bananas. Call the dr if it is getting worrisome or you are concerned about dehydration. ...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?

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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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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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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Can sun exposure after amoxicillin (day 9) cause vomiting and diarrhea? My son attended tennis camp today and is sick tonight with no other symptoms.

Can sun exposure after amoxicillin (day 9) cause vomiting and diarrhea? My son attended tennis camp today and is sick tonight with no other symptoms.

Yes and no: There are a number if possibilities, probably not directed to sun exposure itself. Antibiotics can change the normal flora if the guy and cause diarrhea. Also, the original condition that he was taking the antibiotics for may have caused diarrhea. Antibiotics can cause a photo sensativity to sunlight, but that usually causes a rash and not diarrhea. Don't hesitate to have your son seen. ...Read more

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I was on amoxicillin a week ago for enlarged tonsils. Now I have diarrhea every half hour. Could I have c diff?

I was on amoxicillin a week ago for enlarged tonsils. Now I have diarrhea every half hour. Could I have c diff?

C. diff: C. diff is indeed characterized by lots and lots and LOTS of diarrhea - usually 10 or more bowel movements a day. Unfortunately it is quite common also - especially for someone who has been in and out of the health care setting before. I would ABSOLUTELY call the doc that prescribed those antibiotics to let them know. Then, you should have a C. diff test to confirm or deny this disease. It's bad. ...Read more

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Taking Amoxicillin/Clavulanic acid 6 days. Diarrhea and sweats, is this normal? Should I try something different and speak to my doctor about sysmtom?

Taking Amoxicillin/Clavulanic acid 6 days. Diarrhea and sweats, is this normal? Should I try something different and speak to my doctor about sysmtom?

Amox/clavulanate: Without knowing why these were prescribed it is not possible to interpret the diarrhea and sweats, but alteration of bowel flora by antibiotics can result in diarrhea from Clostridium difficile colitis and other changes. Best to go back and discuss with the doctor who prescribed this. Do not simply ignore, because if Cl diff it can become very severe quickly. ...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