Trimox Side Effects
Generic name: amoxicillin
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Feb 2, 2022.
Note: This document contains side effect information about amoxicillin. Some dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Trimox.
Applies to amoxicillin: oral capsules, oral for suspension, oral tablets.
Side effects include:
Adverse GI effects (e.g., nausea, vomiting, diarrhea), hypersensitivity reactions (e.g., rash).
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to amoxicillin: oral capsule, oral powder for reconstitution, oral tablet, oral tablet chewable, oral tablet dispersible, oral tablet extended release.
The most frequently reported side effects were diarrhea, nausea, and skin rash.[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Vomiting
Frequency not reported: Hemorrhagic/pseudomembranous colitis, tooth discolored, black hairy tongue, glossitis, stomatitis
Postmarketing reports: Sore mouth/tongue[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Erythema, exanthema, rash
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Urticaria, pruritus
Very rare (less than 0.01%): Angioedema, hypersensitivity vasculitis
Frequency not reported: Erythematous maculopapular rashes, erythema multiforme, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, bullous dermatitis, exfoliative dermatitis, toxic epidermal necrolysis/Lyell's syndrome, acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis, maculopapular rash, erythema nodosum, pemphigoid reactions[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Vulvovaginal mycotic infection[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Headache, taste perversion
Very rare (less than 0.01%): Convulsion, dizziness, hyperkinesia
Frequency not reported: Reversible hyperactivity, central nervous system toxicity, encephalopathy[Ref]
Very rare (less than 0.01%): Anaphylaxis, serum sickness-like reaction
Frequency not reported: Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction[Ref]
Very rare (less than 0.01%): Crystalluria, interstitial nephritis
Frequency not reported: Nephropathy[Ref]
Very rare (less than 0.01%): Leucopenia, severe neutropenia, agranulocytosis, hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, bleeding time prolonged, prothrombin time prolonged
Frequency not reported: Anemia, thrombocytopenic purpura, eosinophilia, platelet function defective, lymphadenopathy[Ref]
Common (1% to 10%): Candidiasis, fungal/mycotic infection
Very rare (less than 0.01%): Mucocutaneous candidiasis
Frequency not reported: Intestinal candidiasis, oral moniliasis, vaginal moniliasis, fever, chills[Ref]
Very rare (less than 0.01%): Hepatitis, cholestatic jaundice, AST increased, ALT increased
Frequency not reported: Hepatic dysfunction, hepatic cholestasis, acute cytolytic hepatitis[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Bronchospasm, acute severe dyspnea, pneumonitis allergic[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Phlebitis, injection site pain[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Electrolyte disturbance, hypokalemia[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Joint pain, arthralgia[Ref]
Frequency not reported: Agitation, anxiety, insomnia, confusion, behavior changed, hallucination[Ref]
Frequently asked questions
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