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Can amoxicillin and clarithromycin cause weight loss ?

Can amoxicillin and clarithromycin cause weight loss ?

Unlikely: Antibiotics may have side-effects and these two may cause some mild GI symptoms such as nausea. If you're on these meds for a couple weeks, and you're nauseated - you might lose a little bit of weight. You might want to try some ginger tea to help with the nausea. If you have fevers with the weight loss, this needs urgent evaluation. GI doctors can help with the evaluation for weight loss. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Fatigue, malaise, weight loss, low grade fever. ASO screen >400. On oral amoxicillin, 10 days. No better. What needs to be checked next? What tests?

Fatigue, malaise, weight loss, low grade fever. ASO screen >400. On oral amoxicillin, 10 days. No better. What needs to be checked next? What tests?

Strep test: Did you have earlier ASO titer which then documented rise of ASO? If you truly had strep infection which was not sensitive to Amoxil (amoxicillin) there are plenty of others available. Your doc should speak to the ID maven at your local hospital and ask for advise on treatment in your particular zone. ...Read more

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Burning sensation in stomach area at night. Was on amoxicillian but off it for about three weeks now.Been eating less to lose weight.

Burning sensation in stomach area at night. Was on amoxicillian but off it for about three weeks now.Been eating less to lose weight.

May be temporary: Amoxicillin can cause stomach upsets with pain and diarrhea, subsequently because of altered intestinal flora can cause bloating, decreased apetite or burning as in your case. If this persists longer say another 3 weeks you might be having gastritis, where a short course of antacids, or h-2 blockers (like Pepcid (famotidine) ) might alleviate your symptom. You may try otc Tums to see if your symptoms improve. ...Read more

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I've taken nexium (esomeprazole) amoxicillin and levofloxacin for killing h.pylori. why I loss weight after this treatment ?

I've taken nexium (esomeprazole) amoxicillin and levofloxacin for killing h.pylori.  why I loss weight after this treatment ?

Insomnia/stress: Along HP pylori can cause weight loss,the medication doesn't cause weight loss,but if you eat less because stomach pain you can lose weight ...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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If i have loss of smell and congestion for an extended period of time should i see an ENT? Family practice doctor prescribed amoxicillin with no notic

If i have loss of smell and congestion for an extended period of time should i see an ENT? Family practice doctor prescribed amoxicillin with no notic

ENT or allergist: If you think this congestion is chronic and antibiotics did not clear it up then try an antihistamine like loratadine and if that does not help then see an ENT or an allergist. ...Read more

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21 m old boy, 2 ear infections, high fever, bad cough, runny nose, congestion, irritability, sore throat. Loss of appetite on amoxil (amoxicillin) for 3 d no change?

21 m old boy, 2 ear infections, high fever, bad cough, runny nose, congestion, irritability, sore throat. Loss of appetite on amoxil (amoxicillin) for 3 d no change?

May be viral: Most ear infections, up to 85%, are caused by viruses that won't respond to ab. There is also the possibility that his infection is due to a bacteria that's resistant to amoxil (amoxicillin). When you say he has been on 3d of Amoxil (amoxicillin) are you counting the first day as the day you started the medication? If so then he has only had 2 days worth and it might be that you need to give amox more time. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would amoxicillin cause temporary weight gain?

Hi docs, would amoxicillin cause temporary weight gain?

Amoxicillin weight: It is unlikely that Amoxicillin would cause weight gain. There is some suggestion that certain colon bacteria may contribute to weight gain, and antibiotics might change this, but no good hard evidence. It is more likely that the infection that is being treated, has somehow change your taste buds, appetite, or activity level, and this has contributed to your weight gain. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...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