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A 36-year-old member asked:

If you are allergic to clindamycin should you take sulfamethoxazole?

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
Yes but: These two antibiotics do not cross-react although when one has one drug allergy, the chances of having a 2nd drug allergy is higher. The question however should be whether you need the sulfa drug.
Last updated Aug 27, 2013

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