Amoxycillin raises risk of diarrhoea threefold

Amoxycillin's side effects are under-reported, according to Australian researchers who are urging GPs to use new data on the increased risk of diarrhoea and thrush when discussing the antibiotic with patients.

Speaking during Antibiotic Awareness Week, researchers from Bond University, Gold Coast, said the findings of their new meta-analysis would be useful for GPs who come under pressure from patients to prescribe for common respiratory infections.

In a systematic review of 45 studies, they found that patients taking amoxycillin-clavulanic acid had a