A 22-year-old male asked:
Can i take cephalosporin antibiotics if i have allergy on penicillin ?
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Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Usually yes: >90% of the people allergic to penicillin would have no problem with cephalosporin. The newer the generation, the less likely the reaction. But if you had an anaphylactic reaction to penicillin, then you should consult an allergist . Do note that many people do lose their penicillin allergy after a few years spontaneously.
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Last updated Oct 4, 2016
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