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I took amoxicillin few days and yesterday and today when I

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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
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
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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: replied 1 year ago.
It looks like it has white mixed in with it too
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year 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

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
nothing I should worry about... I worry over everything!!
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

You should not worry --this is not serious