Amoxicillin Side Effects

At this time, there is only vague side effect information available for amoxicillin. Side effects of the medication may include diarrhea, tooth discoloration, insomnia, and dizziness, among others. While most problems with amoxicillin are mild and do not require medical attention in most cases, you should contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience anxiety, have watery or bloody diarrhea, or develop jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).

An Introduction to Amoxicillin Side Effects

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with amoxicillin (Amoxil®, Moxatag). However, not everyone who takes the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider.
 
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with amoxicillin. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of amoxicillin side effects with you.)
 

Side Effects With Amoxicillin to Report

There are a number of possible side effects with amoxicillin that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider, including, but not limited to:
 
  • Watery or bloody diarrhea (which can occur even after you have finished the medication)
  • Signs of liver damage, such as yellow eyes or skin (jaundice), upper right abdominal pain, or dark urine
  • A vaginal yeast infection or thrush (a yeast infection of the mouth)
  • Seizures
  • Anxiety or agitation
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:

 

    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling (especially of the lips, mouth, or throat)
    • Wheezing or other breathing problems.

 

A Dose of Reassurance for Parents of Picky Eaters

Amoxicillin Drug Information

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