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Allergic Penicillin Prescribed Cefazolin Terrified Needles Pills
Since i'm allergic to penicillin, I was prescribed cefazolin, but i'm terrified of needles. Can I take pills instead?
Pen/cephalosporins : It depends . First of all, the first choice substitute antibiotic for a penicillin-allergic person is not a cephalosporin, especially a first-generation one like cephazolin. There is a small chance you will be allergic to the cephazolin, and giving it parenterally is much more dangerous than orally. The type of infection you have determines what antibiotics you can use. Ask your doctor for options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Will I have a hypersensitive reaction to penicillin pills, if i've had a hypersensitive (but not allergic) reaction to the penicillin shot before?
I was allergic to ceclor as a baby I am 27 and was prescribed penicillin. Is it ok to take it? My pharmacist seemed worried so now I am scared
Pharmacist is right: To be extra cautious, you can still not be allergic to penicillin, or even ceclor, as with some people drug allergies wane with time, even if it was a true allergic reaction, but most of the time it is just a rash, ceclor is known for it, or viral rash. At any rate, kindly ask your prescriber for an alternative, if none, and it is an absolute necessity, see an allergist for evaluation, good luck ...Read more
If you are allergic to penicillin, are you also allergic to amoxycillin? I remember taking the pink liquid amoxycillin as a child but could not take penicillin. Can i take amoxycillin pills?
Generally ok: I think what you are asking is if you had an allergic reaction to one of these is it safe to take the other. It turns out that although cephalosporins like Cefzil (cefprozil) are related to penicillins the evidence for cross reactivity was inadequately substantiated. If you had a very severe reaction you could be skin tested for allergy to penicillin. ...Read more
Suffering from lupus, allergic to penicillin, and was prescribed doxycycline. How safe is it to take this?
Possibly: Approximately 16% of individuals with true penicillin allergies will have a cross reactivity with cephalosporin antibiotics, like Cefuroxime axetil. Best to discuss with your prescribing doctor whether or not he or she believes you have a true allergy to penicillin vs. A side effect reaction to penicillin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm allergic 2 penicillin/prescribed cephalexin 4 a cellulitis infection in my arm from a iv. How fast would a serious reaction occur if allergic ?
Quickly: If you are allergic only to penicillin there is about a 10% risk of allergy to Cephalexin a serious reation could involve difficult breathing and falling blood pressure. This could be a medical emergency. A mild reaction might involve a skin rash or hives and though annoying be mild. If you have concerns be sure and discuss it with your physician first. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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