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Is vertigo a side effect of Penicillin?

Yes, my question is, have you or any of your colleagues ever had experience with anyone who has been prescribed penicillin having a reaction that causes vertigo and results in damage to the inner ear. In my case the damage has caused a 60% loss in the function for balance. Penicillin shots in 1961 for a staph, strep throat and other nasty infections were administered in such a high dose that the entire lower part of my body had no feeling for about one half to one hour after the shots. Then recently in 2009 I was given exmoxicillin in pill form for a throat infection and after two days suffered severe vertigo that as you can see will not go away.
Wed, 24 May 2017
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hi
it has been reported in literature that amoxicillin has a side effect as vertigo.
but frankly speaking in my private practise experience i havent seen a single case.
so i would suggest you to visit an ent specialist doctor and seek proper examination and reach to proper conclusion.
regards
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