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Can I take norvasc if im allergic to penicillin

A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Isaacs
Family Medicine 39 years experience
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
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Any of them: None of them are penicillins.

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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hashmat Rajput
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
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
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
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.
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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
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
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 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine 16 years experience
Very likely: There's a very small, less than 1% chance of cross-reaction between penicillin and a cephalosporins. If you had a severe reaction to penicillin, you'... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Carter
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No: If you are truly allergic to penicillin, you should avoid all penicillin derivatives and the first generation cephalosporins. Keflex is a first gen. ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Maybe: If your penicillin skin test is negative, you can take amoxicillin, some people can be allergic to a cephalossporin and not to penicillin, but to be s... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Post nasal drip: I am not familiar with danzen but usually recommend antihistamine like Claritin or even Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for post nasal drip. A physician ca... Read More
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
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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