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What is Ceclor and why am I allergic to it

A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 28 years experience
Cephalosporin: Ceclor (cefaclor, usp) is a semisynthetic cephalosporin antibiotic for oral administration. Cephalosporins can show cross reactivity with penicillins ... Read More
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Ceclor: Ceclor is a 2nd generation cephalosporin antibiotic. It is similar, though not exactly, in structure to penicillin antibiotics. There are many reasons... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brant Ward
Allergy and Immunology 14 years experience
Probably: Cefaclor belongs to a class of antibiotics called cephalosporins, which have a chemical structure similar, but different, to penicillin. Patients with... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
Probably, but..: It would be safer to get testing to penicillin before taking ceclor. On the other hand, if the reaction was that of joint ache, fatigue, fever etc fro... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arun Patel
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Yes: They are different class of medications. Ceclor is an antibiotic while Vicodin is a pain medication
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
Dentistry 27 years experience
Not a good idea : There has been cross over allergy reactions between Ceclor and amoxicillin. Contact your doctor before taking this medication.
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Ceclor (cefaclor) is a cephalosporin-type antibiotic. Hydroxychloroquine is an immunosuppressive drug and anti-parasitic. They are different classes o... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
Pharmacist is right: To be extra cautious, you can still not be allergic to penicillin, or even ceclor, as with some people drug allergies wane with time, even if it was a... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 30 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 37 years experience
Yes: Allergies to penicillins (including amoxicillin) are more common than allergies to cephalosporins (including ceclor), but you can be allergic to eithe... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 28 years experience
Yes: Yes, get a flu shot... An allergy to penicillin and Ceclor will not affect your ability to get a flu shot. Who should not get a flu shot? Have ever ha... Read More