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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
19 years experience in Infectious Disease
Antibiotic: Penicillin is one of the first antibiotic ever developed to treat infection. Unfortunately, due to it's widespread and indiscriminate use, many bacte ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rhoda Conrad
Specializes in Family Medicine
Gen-Payne Content: Gen-Payne contains codeine phosphate, Ibuprofen and Paracetamol. There are no penicillin derivatives in Gen-Payne. The following link contains more in ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Penicillin: is used to treat bacterial infections when the organism is susceptible to it.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes: No problem taking penicillin class antibiotics with alcohol but keep it in moderation. If you have a significant infection it would be best to abstai ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Both R antibiotics: These are two antibiotics.The Cefuroxime is a cousin of penicillin. The germs they would likely kill, dose, frequency and side effects would differ.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience in Infectious Disease
Infection: Any infection that is susceptible to it. In recent history, penicillin is used either for strep infections or syphilis.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: It is a completely different class of antibiotics. Azithromycin is a macrolide. So if you're allergic to penicillins only, you can take azithromycin ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Neither: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is Amoxicillin ( a penicllin) and clavulante. So if one if allergic to Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience in Pediatrics
Experation dates: Any medication especially antibiotics have expiration dates. It is always prudent to take medications prior to their expiration dates.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
Possibly: You don't know if you have an infection, do you? Taking antibiotics when you don't have an infection is totally useless, and taking antibiotics if you ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Mark Roberts
41 years experience in Family Medicine
Penicillins won't!: CDC guidelines do NOT include PCNs for gonorrhea. Check the CDC website at: http://www.hcp-samples.bayer.com/new_password/index.php?val=Ykdsd2FXUmtiMk ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
No: No, it's not.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Van der Werff
38 years experience in Dentistry
Antibiotic: This is a broad spectrum antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rajiv Arora
20 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Depends: There are alternative antibiotics to penicillin-type antibiotics. The choice depends on the infection being treated. There is testing available for ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience in Podiatry
Antibiotic: Amoxicillin is in a class of medications called penicillin-like antibiotics. It works by stopping the growth of bacteria. Clavulanic acid is in a clas ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Colby
Specializes in Infectious Disease
No problem: No problem - unrelated drugs.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Efremov
42 years experience in Internal Medicine
STD maybe: The procaine eases the pain and prolongs the action..Used for STDs often.....
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Inhalers: I tried researching this and came up empty.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes and no: Penicillin can be effective in some dental infections but often broader spectrum and anaerobic coverage is needed such as augmentin(amoxicillin and cl ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience in Infectious Disease
Unlikely....: Depending on the type of Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) reaction you had that was described as an "allergy"; if it's a true "allergy", then ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Hoffmann
18 years experience in Infectious Disease
No: Amoxicillin / clavulanate is a penicillin-type antibiotic. The clavulanate increases susceptability of some bacteria to the amoxicillin. Bactrim (su ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Rash: You certainly can have a rash secondary to the oenivillen.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not likely: The bacterial organisms that cause bacterial vaginosis tend to be Gram negative anaerobes that Penicillin will not completely "kill". Anaerobes are ba ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
8 years experience in Dentistry
No, but: Amoxicillin is usually prescribed three times a day and does not matter when you eat. Penicillin is normally prescribed orally 4 times a day an hour ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
20 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
No: These drugs do not come in inhalers normally. They can sometimes be mixed and vaporized specially in order to deliver them to the lungs in patients t ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Ledford
28 years experience in Dentistry
Yes in some cases: If you have an abscessed tooth the penicillin will help the pain. It will not cure the problem though. If it is an abcessed tooth you will need root c ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
42 years experience in Internal Medicine
Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) allergy: Most commonly a rash. Sulfa drug.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Namerow
48 years experience in Pediatrics
24-48 hours!: Strep is easily treated with antibiotics --- usually oral can be fine; rare to treat with parenteral penicilin (unless vomiting), child not contagio ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience in Infectious Disease
Call your doctor NOW: You really should start to feel better. Depending on the thpe of infection you have, it may have developed into something that requires further interv ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sean McGhee
22 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
No: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) does not contain penicillin and does not cross-react with penicillin in those with penicillin allergy.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: Not effective for UTI or vaginits.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: If not allergic it is one of the safe antibiotics.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
Neither: I think you mean Macrobid (nitrofurantoin), which is neither a sulfa drug or a penicillin.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Yes.
A female asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
29 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Yes, but: Yes it can be used to treat strep but there are probably better (and cheaper) alternatives.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: Penicillin is not an antibiotic that causes any major interactions with alcohol.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience in Infectious Disease
See below: These 2 drugs can be taken at the same time. There will be no loss of activity of either drug and no increased toxicity or side effects.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
42 years experience in Dentistry
Usually Amoxicillin: Amoxicillin is a very good broad spectrum antibiotic. Low cost and typically works well -so long as you are not allergic. Although if the infection ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Camilla Graham
26 years experience in Infectious Disease
Clindamycin: There are other antibiotics to use, such as clindamycin, for group a streptococcus throat infections. I am concerned about how many antibiotics you ar ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
35 years experience in Podiatry
Probably: Flushing after steroid injection is not uncommon. If it is from the antibiotic, that's a bit more concerning. If you have any trouble breathing, swall ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Benda, jr
33 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Pretty mild: Allergy to this is generally a rash, could be throat swellling. Take afte food, all antibiotics can nauseate you or upset your stomach a bit.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Palumbo
22 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
5 hours: The half life of penicillin v is 30 minutes thus it is cleared in 5 hours.
A 7-year-old male asked:
Dr. K. Mujib Haque
23 years experience in Internal Medicine
Drug Rash: It can still last a week to two . Must stop the offending antibiotic immediately and contact your doctor if any tongue or throat swelling (anaphylacti ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Days to weeks: Usually they resolve in a few days. In rare instances hives from antibiotics may take several months to resolve.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
29 years experience in Pediatrics
Pencillin: Benzathine penicillin has duration of activity for 2-4 weeks after intramuscular route. Adverse events from an antibiotics may occur days/weeks after ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
20 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
It Involutes: A damaged or dysfunctional spleen can gradually be resorbed by the body. This process is called involution. Sometimes a small remnant of the spleen ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Burns
36 years experience in Emergency Medicine
If your allergy: Produces a significant life threatening condition then yes you should. Those individuals allergic to penicillin can also cross react to cephalosporin ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Usually not: Most common antihistamines and steroids, used for allergy do not interact with penicillin.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience in Pediatrics
Penicillin: It is preferred to take penvk on an empty stomach for better absorption. However, if it causes abdominal discomfort, it can be taken with food and it ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Unlikely: Depends upon what you call overdose. If you ingest too much, you will probably get sick to your stomach and throw up the excess. There is no general ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
Antibiotic: Penicillin is an antibiotic, not an analgesic. If your tooth is not infected, all the penicillin in the world will not make you feel better. The tooth ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
8 years experience in Dentistry
Strangles??: I need more information to answer.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Goldsobel
43 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Depends: When one is truly allergic to penicillin, if given this could cause a reaction anywhere from hives to serious anaphylaxis. A great number of people w ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
Doxycycline: Doxycycline for 2-4 weeks is recommended if penicillin cannot be given, or sometimes ceftriaxone. However, penicillin is by far the best drug. If you ... Read More
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