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can you take amoxicilin if you are allergic to penicilin

A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
No: No. Amoxicillin is a form of penicillin. Ask for another antibiotic.
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Another med: You should be given a different antibiotic.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: These penicillin derivatives are in an entirely different class of compounds than erythromycin. It should always be remembered, however, that individ ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
19 years experience Urgent Care
Depends: If taking antibiotics for a bacterial cause then you are likely on the right path. When antibiotics are taken for viruses then the chance of side effe ... Read More
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Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Antibiotic usage: The antibiotics you have received are relatively safe with regard to potential complications, but all such decisions must be based on a risk/benefit a ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
See physician: Self medicating will not solve your problem. You may have an infection that is not treated with the antibiotics you are taking. See your physician for ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
32 years experience Family Medicine
See ENT: After all this treatment it sounds like you may have some abnormality in your sinus cavities or tonsils. I suggest that you see an Ear, Nose and Throa ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Fosfomycin is an antibiotic made originally from streptomycin and now all synthetic. It should not cross react with penicillin.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Richards
18 years experience Endodontics
Yes: Acidophilus and penicillin have a low chance of interaction. Acidophilus itself should not contain any cross-reactive allergens similar to penicillin ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Isaacs
39 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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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Lelvowitz
27 years experience Internal Medicine
See below: Depends what you are treating Cleocin is good for skin infections avelox for respiratory Cipro (ciprofloxacin) for urine tract infections.

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