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Doctor insights on: Does Amoxicillin Cause Renal Tubule Damage

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What parts of the renal tubule are blue?

What parts of the renal tubule are blue?

See below: Not sure where you saw that the renal tubules are blue, was it in a textbook.? The tubules of the kidney are mainly concentrated in the inner part of the kidney, and are a paler shade of pink than the renal cortex, which has more blood supply. ...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


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I took extra amoxicillin today. Will this cause an overdose?

I took extra amoxicillin today. Will this cause an overdose?

Only a few? No: If you took a whole bottle of the antibiotic while you have kidney failure, then yes- however, I am assuming you may have taken a few extra tablets (1-3), which is not typically associated with an antibiotic "overdose". ...Read more

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Does amoxicillin cause gas?

Does amoxicillin cause gas?

Possibly: Any antibiotic can cause antibiotic associated gastrointestinal issues. Gas could be one of those. One possible mechanism would be that the antibiotics changes the bacterial make up of the intestines leading to the symptoms that you described. I always encourage patients to use a probiotic while on antibiotics. I hope this was helpful. ...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 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

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Is it possible that amoxicillin cause gallstones?

Is it possible that amoxicillin cause gallstones?

Doubtful : Gallstones are caused by an imbalance of bile salts, lecithin and cholesterol. What causes this is probably multifactorial, and heavily dependent on genetics, either inherited or acquired. While it is possible an antibiotic could contribute, it is very unlikely. Especially with short term use. ...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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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

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What causes yeast overgrowth? Does amoxicillin cause it or what medications or foods?

What causes yeast overgrowth?  Does amoxicillin cause it or what medications or foods?

Yeast overgrowth: Yes amoxicillen can can cause a yeat infectio. Next time try taking pro biotic with your antibiotic to reduce the chance of a yeast infection. ...Read more

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Amoxil (Definition)

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