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If I Am Allergic To Penicillin Can I Take Keflex
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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
Unlikely: Amoxicillin is in the penicillin family; Keflex is a cephalosporin. Only about 10% of penicillin-allergic people react to cephalosporins, so it is generally ok to take a cephalosporin unless there has been a life-threatening allergic reaction to a penicillin. You should discuss with your physician whether a cephalosporin is appropriate for you. ...Read more
Yes: They are not related.Get a more detailed 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
Depends on infection: It really depends on what type of infection you need to treat. It is likely safe to treat with a 3rd generation cephalosporin (cefdinir), or another class of antibiotic altogether. Other types include antibiotics such as biaxin and cipro (ciprofloxacin). Again, it depends on the infection you need to treat. ...Read more
Several choices: Sulfonamides (bactrim, septra) and flouroquinalones (cipro) are good choices. Fyi- up to 90% of people who carry a diagnosis of penicillin allergy are not really penicillin allergic. An allergist can test you for penicillin allergy. A negative test could make your life lots easier. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: No problem--no cross reaction--totally unrelated drugs.Get a more detailed answer ›
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