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Allergic to Penicillin can i take Tyrothricin

A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Piperacillin/tazobac: This compound contains a penicillin derivative and if you have a documented allergy to penicillin you should never ever take this drug.

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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You shouldn't: But it has nothing to do with penicillin allergy. The two drugs are totally unrelated, but mdma is a dangerous drug in kids, even more so in a 39 year... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Martinez
Specializes in Allergy
Maybe: Penicillins (like amoxil) & cephalosporins (like keflex) are both beta-lactam antibiotics named because of their ringed chemical structure. Allergy to... Read More
Dr. Gary Moss
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Probably: Most doctors are concerned about cross reactivity between penicillins and cephalosporins, including keflex. In actuality, the cross-reactivity is unc... Read More
Dr. Brant Ward
Allergy and Immunology 13 years experience
Likely, not certain: The majority of people who are told they are allergic to penicillin are not actually so (they get rashes for other reasons, e.g.). Of those that are a... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Carter
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Yes: Biaxin (clarithromycin) does not cross react with penicillins.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Palumbo
Allergy and Immunology 23 years experience
No worries: These medications are not related and should not be a concern for a reaction in someone who is allergic to penicillin.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
Probably: There's about a 15% chance that you'll be allergic to ceftin (cefuroxime). If your penicillin allergy was life-threatening, you shouldn't take the ri... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
It depends: It depends on the type of penicillin allergy. If it's just a rash you can safely take cephalosporins like keflin.. If hives, throat swelling or anaphy... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Penicillin: No. They would be the same.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Fox
Podiatry 42 years experience
If : If you are truly allergic to penicillin, chances are you are also allergic to amoxicillin, which is a synthetic penicillin. What these antibiotics ha... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Brouwer
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Yes: Yes you can, however it would be important for you to discuss the appropriate antibiotic with your physician. Not all conditions that cause a murmur r... Read More

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