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can I take Cefnidir if I am allergic to Amoxicillin

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
Likely yes: I assume your doctor is aware of this before putting you on cefixime. Be vigilant for signs of allergic reaction. Stop & inform your doctor immediatel ... Read More

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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Most likely, Yes: They are completely different classes or families of antibiotics. There is no data to show any cross reactivity between Amoxicillin and tobramycin.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Clindamycin: clindamycin could be one alternate.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Abscess: Antibiotics do not cure abscesses, they only limit the dangerous spread of infection to other organ systems. Best treatment is to have the damaged to ... Read More
A 1-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
10 years experience Pediatrics
Azithromycin: azithromycin is a different class of antibiotics from amoxicillin. As with any medication, a child can have an allergy to it and prior to starting a ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Penicillin: No. They would be the same.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Javed Hussain
36 years experience Pediatrics
Few other: Like erythromycin, zithromax, clindamycin, cephalosporins etc.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Dr. Lee Perry answered
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Depends on infection: It really depends on what type of infection you need to treat. It is likely safe to treat with a 3rd generation cephalosporin (cefdinir), or another c ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
No way: Amoxicillin is atype of penicillin. Thus you will be allergic to Amoxicillin if allergic to penicillin.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
37 years experience Dentistry
No: Many people have cross allergenicty to penicillin and amoxicillin. Assuming you have a true allergy to one of these, it is best to avoid the other. ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Josa
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Amoxicillin is a form of penicillin and does carry the risk of an allergic (immediate hypersensitivity )reaction if that is indeed what you had. Unfor ... Read More

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