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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

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

I'm 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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I have had 1 "normal" diarrhea bout, and another one which felt like I was urinating out of my anus. I am taking amoxicillin. Is this the reason?

I have had 1 "normal" diarrhea bout, and another one which felt like I was urinating out of my anus. I am taking amoxicillin. Is this the reason?

Probably: You probably have antibiotic associated diarrhea due to the amoxicillin. Taking a high dose probiotic like vsl#3 may help. If it worsens notify your md and have your stool tested for clostridium difficile toxin. ...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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9 month old taking amoxicillin for sinus infec and now has yellow diarrhea. Is this an allergy or side affect? No other symp but is teething

9 month old taking amoxicillin for sinus infec and now has yellow diarrhea. Is this an allergy or side affect? No other symp but is teething

Possible side effect: Amoxicillin (or any other antibiotic) can cause diarrhea. It is not an allergy to Amoxicillin. Keep your infant hydrated with pedialyte and followup with your pediatrician. ...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

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Finished full amoxicillin dose for sinus infection. 2 days after have nausea and diarrhea. Also abnormally tired. Medication side effects?

Finished full amoxicillin dose for sinus infection. 2 days after have nausea and diarrhea. Also abnormally tired. Medication side effects?

See a doctor: Diarrhea after taking a course of antibiotics could indicate a serious infection. I recommend you see a doctor. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with strep throat and prescribed amoxicillin. I 've since developed diarrhea. Could this be a side effect of the antibiotic?

I was diagnosed with strep throat and prescribed amoxicillin. I 've since developed diarrhea. Could this be a side effect of the antibiotic?

Diarrhea side effect: Diarrhea is a side effect of taking antibiotics. The antibiotic changes the bacteria in the gut. Consider taking a probiotic such as yoghurt with active cultures for relief. ...Read more

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My doctor put me on amoxicillin for an ear infection for 20 days I have had diarrhea for about a month now and nothing will stop it help?!?!?

Diarrhea: You most likely have diarrhea from taking the antibiotic. Sometimes, taking an antibiotic wipes out the healthy intestinal bacterial that is important for normal digestion and stooling. Since you were on Amoxil (amoxicillin) for longer than the usual 10 days, this has probably happened. You should start taking a probiotic such as Florastor or Culturelle until the diarrhea resolves. Also, inform your doc. ...Read more

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11 mo old having diarrhea for 5 days now and won't eat either. She does have an ear infection and is taking amoxicillin but she's still fussy.?

11 mo old having diarrhea for 5 days now and won't eat either. She does have an ear infection and is taking amoxicillin but she's still fussy.?

Be careful: The antibiotics should work however I would be more concerned about the baby's fluid intake. Diarrhea for 5 days and not drinking equals dehydration. Even if they are drinking you should be more cautious and ready to seek professional help if things continue any longer. Don't just focus on the ear infection. ...Read more

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My son has had diarrhea for 2 weeks causing a bad diaperrash. He is also on day 2 of amoxicillin for an ear infection. Now it looks like a yeast infection. What should I do?

My son has had diarrhea for 2 weeks causing a bad diaperrash. He is also on day 2 of amoxicillin for an ear infection. Now it looks like a yeast infection. What should I do?

Whole nine yards: Diarrhea x 2 weeks and now Amoxicillin known to cause more diarrhea. Make sure the diaper area is clean and dry. You need to use a good barrier cream such as desytin. Nystatin ointment/cream can be used to treat yeast infection. Sometimes a touch of Hydrocortisone in the first few days may be needed to suppress inflammation if that is bad. Consult with pediatrician to be on a safe side. ...Read more

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I have an infected cyst and a stomach virus that's giving me diarrhea. Will taking amoxicillin for the infection cause me to get c.Difficile?

I have an infected cyst and a stomach virus that's giving me diarrhea. Will taking amoxicillin for the infection cause me to get c.Difficile?

Maybe: Prolong use of antibiotics can cause c.Difficile diarrhea. Amplicillin known to cause c.Diff diarrhea. Need a stoole test to detect c.Diff infection. ...Read more

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My 18 mon old baby taking amoxicillin suspension but having diarrhea pooping little bit every hour plus swollen eyes n cold hands n feet plz help? Doc

More info: I would need more information to help you in more detail. The diarrhea is a common side effect of Amoxicillin, be sure she drink fluids and you can give her yoghurt or a probiotic. Now, if the eye swelling started after starting the Amoxicillin it might be an allergic reaction and I would recommend going to an urgent care. Also, take her temperature. Was she having fevers before? ...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