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can i take levofloxicin if im allergic to penicillin

A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Isaacs
38 years experience Family Medicine
Malaria tablets: Potentially any. There isn't an association between penicillin allergy and allergy to any malaria medication, whether it is for prevention or tr ... Read More
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Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Any of them: None of them are penicillins.

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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hashmat Rajput
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes but for what?: Yes. You can take Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) as it is a sulfa drug and different class of drug from penicillin and erythromycin. The ... Read More
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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: They are not related. However when a person has reacted to one medication, he is more likely react to a second one even though they are not related.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
It depends.: only 10 Of 100 people who claim to be allergic to penicillin really are. Amoxicillin can cause a rash directly. Reaction to an IM injection does not ... Read More
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Many: You need to avoid penicillin and amoxicillin plus a few related drugs but other antibiotics can usually be tolerated. Cephalosporin cross-sensitivity ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Kashkin
37 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Anything not PCN ok.: Actually the incidence of a true IgE mediated reaction to Penicillin is less than 1% of the population at large. Thankfully there are many alternativ ... Read More
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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
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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not related: and no way to know if you are truly allergic to penicillin except by getting professionally tested by an allergist or having a reaction after taking t ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sean McGhee
22 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Varies: Some reactions are mild, such as hives alone. Others are more serious, with breathing problems and blood pressure drop. Some reactions (like some kind ... Read More
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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
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Depends what for: For instance cipro, (ciprofloxacin) zithromycin ; Nitrofurantoin would both be quite safe. Cephalosporins, such as Keflex or suprax are probably safe, ... Read More
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.

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