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Can I Take Ampicillin If Ampicillin
Not same class: Someone allergic to amoxicillin (in penicillin class) is not considered at high risk for clindamycin allergy (not penicillin class). That does not guarantee that there will not be any reaction. When taking clindamycin, it is a good idea to eat yoghurt or take probiotics to prevent c. dif colitis (a bacterial infection of the colon due to the selective killing of beneficial bacteria). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: From the standpoint of cross-allergy there is none. Two questions. What is the allergic reaction to pcn? (are you truly allergic). And then, since patients prone to true allergic reactions have a great chance of reacting to sulfonamides (like in bactrim), not because of cross-hypersensitivity, but because sulfa drugs have high frequency of allergic reactions. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more
Yes: No problem--no cross reaction--totally unrelated drugs.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can I take augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) if I'm pregnant and allergic to cephalosporins but not amoxicillan?
Yes,: No problem taking Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) while pregnant, as for the cross-reactivity: usually it's the other way round, people who are allergic to penicillin/amoxicillin (component of Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)) ask if they can administer cephalosporins. At any rate, tell your doctor, and if any doubt, take the first dose in the doctor's office or ER waiting area, stay for an hour, if nothing happens, leave, good luck ...Read more
If I am allergic to Bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) can I take cephalexin for strep throat?
probably: First of all, how do you know you are allergic to augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)? The medication is actually 2 drugs (amomxicillin+clavulanic acid) and can cause rashes that are not due to allergy. Most patients who develop a rash with Amoxicillin can tolerate cephalexin. To be on th esafe side, see an allergist/immunologist. ...Read more
Maybe: You have about a 2-5% chance to also be allergic to cefuroxime. You may want to talk to your allergist about testing to penicillin first to confirm this allergy. If you do have pcn allergy, then you can: 1.Use a different antibiotic 2. Do a graded challenge/desensitization to cefuroxime. If negative to pcn on testing, <1% will have problems with cefuroxime. ...Read more
Now: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Bactrim are both anti-biotics. They could potentially be taken at the same time. Why 1 bactrim? If you are treating a urinary tract infection often, the Cipro (ciprofloxacin) would be sufficient. This treatment should not be without medical supervision, please consult your prescriber or pharmacist for further assistance. ...Read more
YES IT CAN BE TAKEN: Yes it can be taken if indicated and prescribed by md. ...Read more