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What is Ceclor and why am I allergic to it

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Melder
26 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Cephalosporin: Ceclor (cefaclor, usp) is a semisynthetic cephalosporin antibiotic for oral administration. Cephalosporins can show cross reactivity with penicillins ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brant Ward
12 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Probably: Cefaclor belongs to a class of antibiotics called cephalosporins, which have a chemical structure similar, but different, to penicillin. Patients with ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Dr. Lee Perry answered
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Rash: The most likely reaction to Ceclor is what is commonly called a "serum sickness" type reaction characterized by rash, fever, joint pain and occasional ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arun Patel
44 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: They are different class of medications. Ceclor is an antibiotic while Vicodin is a pain medication
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
25 years experience Dentistry
Not a good idea : There has been cross over allergy reactions between Ceclor and amoxicillin. Contact your doctor before taking this medication.
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A female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
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 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Melder
26 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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
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