Although most people do not experience any problems while taking amoxicillin (Amoxil®), this medication is not free of potential side effects. Some of the most common amoxicillin side effects include:
If any problems do occur, they tend to be minor and either require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider. However, there are some potentially serious reactions with amoxicillin that require immediate medical attention. Contact your healthcare provider if you experience serious problems such as watery or bloody diarrhea, seizures, or breathing problems.
Other warnings and precautions apply to women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as people who have certain allergies (including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives). Also, you may not be able to take amoxicillin if you have certain medical conditions, such as kidney disease, a penicillin allergy, or phenylketonuria.
(Click Amoxicillin Side Effects and Amoxicillin Precautions and Warnings for more information on the reactions that may occur while taking this medication, including potentially serious problems that may require immediate medical care.)