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A 31-year-old member asked:

Is it possible for me to take amoxicillin if i'm allergic to penicillin?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
No way: Amoxicillin is atype of penicillin. Thus you will be allergic to Amoxicillin if allergic to penicillin.

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A 30-year-old male asked:

If you are allergic to penicillin can you take amoxicillin?.

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Penicillin: No. They would be the same.
A 24-year-old male asked:

I am allergic to penicillin notatum, would I be allergic to penicillin or amoxicillin?

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Dr. Kristin Sokol
Allergy and Immunology 13 years experience
Probably not: Penicillium notatum is a mold/fungi that if allergic, can cause symptoms like runny nose, sneezing, nasal congestion, worsening of asthma symptoms, etc. Penicillin antibiotics do not contain enough of the mold, and when ingested, would be a different reaction. To be safe, you could get tested for penicillin allergy with an allergist.

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Last updated Sep 29, 2016


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