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I took amoxicillin for a few days and yesterday and today when I had a bowel movement it was light brown... Could this be because of the antibiotic
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Doctor: Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist replied 2 years ago
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Yes most likely.

Amoxicillin can cause intestinal irritation and soft stool.

Light brown color is still considered normal stool color.

Do not worry.

This will subside shortly after stopping antibiotic.

You can take a probiotic daily as well to restore normal intestinal flora.
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
It looks like it has white mixed in with it too
Doctor: Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist replied 2 years ago

White is mucus from the intestine --common not serious.

Intestine gets irritated from amoxicillin or any antibiotic.

That is the normal response.

That will improve over time.

Best wishes

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
nothing I should worry about... I worry over everything!!
Doctor: Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist replied 2 years ago

You should not worry --this is not serious

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